The pharmacist to Congress has something to say about that Alzheimer’s remark

first_img WASHINGTON — The pharmacist who prepares prescription drugs for Congress would like you to know that he does not know of any members with Alzheimer’s. And if he did, he wouldn’t tell you.“I am not aware of any member that actually has Alzheimer’s and would certainly not disclose any such information if I did know,” Mike Kim said, adding that “patient privacy is a very serious matter that I am committed to upholding.” The pharmacist to Congress has something to say about that Alzheimer’s remark [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Politics Senior News Editor By Erin Mershon Oct. 11, 2017 Reprints GET STARTED Mike Kim, owner of Grubb’s Pharmacy on Capitol Hill. Eric Kruszewski for STATcenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @eemershon Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More What is it? Tags Congresspharmaceuticalspolicy Erin Mershon About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

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All tennis events planned for the year postponed

first_imgTennis BY SABRINA GALATAU The PNG Tennis tournaments planned for this year have been postponed due to the Government restrictions on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic which has put a hold to all sporting activities. “A lot of the tournaments that the athletes were to compete in from mid-March this year have been either postponed or cancelled outright” says the president for PNG Tennis Association and Oceania Tennis Federation board member, Barbara Stubbings. The Oceania Tennis Federation is an event that leads to the Pacific Oceania Junior Championships. The championship is the regional event where selections are made for juniors to participate in touring teams to Australia and New Zealand. Selections are made based on success and performances at these events. There are lists of significant Tennis events that are affected by Covid-19 and have rescheduled to later dates. The events include; – The West Pacific Regional Championships for the Juniors’ tournaments in Port Vila, Vanuatu is now scheduled for 20th to 24th July this year. This tournament is critical in the OTF as it leads to the POJC to be held in Lautoka, Fiji. It is also an opportunity for athletes to view for scholarship placing at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Regional Training Centre based in Lautoka Fiji. – For the Senior athletes participating in the Nations Cup tournament to be held in Apia, Samoa on 26th to 31st May is more likely to be rescheduled later this year. The Nations Cup is a team’s event where the athletes compete in two singles matches and one doubles match. – The Fed Cup and Davis Cups level have been postponed also for the Elite Seniors. In 2019 PNG was represented in the Pacific Oceania Fed Cup Team by Abigail Tere-Apisah and Violet Apisah and in the Pacific Oceania Davis Cup Team by Mathew Stubbings. PNG Tennis Association is expected to host the PNG Open at the Port Moresby Racquets Club later this year. This will only be possible through the National Government’s decision to lift state-of-emergency restriction orders, said Stubbings. The regional and international exposure will definitely boost local talent in the areas of confidence and match play. It is important and critical to be very competitive locally before transitioning to international stage. “Like any other sports, once you reach a certain level locally; you need to be exposed to another level to continue to improve and master your game,” said Stubbings. She also added that together with the OTF, PNG Tennis will continue to monitor the situation as the event dates draw closer; both regionally and internationally.last_img read more

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