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2010-02-26 09:20:50

Analysis: New drugs for old: disinvestment and NICE Decisions about which drugs to abandon to fund new treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are inconsistent and may be contributing to the postcode lottery "“ one of the key issues that NICE was set up to tackle, warn experts on bmj.com Feb. 25. Dyfrig Hughes and Robin Ferner argue that the methods for identifying drugs that can be discontinued need to be as rigorous as those for...

2006-05-25 10:29:24

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - A plan for the U.S. Presbyterian Church to divest its holdings in companies profiting from Middle East turmoil is up for review with critics demanding it be scrapped but church leaders backing a compromise to keep the threat alive for another two years. Since 2004 when the 2.5 million-member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the largest body of that denomination in the country, adopted the action, none of its $8 billion portfolio has actually been...

2005-10-18 12:41:28

In the Oct 13 story headlined "Threat of U.S. church divestment over Israel eases" please read in last paragraph ... Last summer, the United Church of Christ's General Synod endorsed a broad "economic leverage" program rather than one keyed specifically to divestment, though it retained that as an option. It also castigated Israel for building its West Bank wall, as have several other denominations. A corrected story follows. By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S....

2005-10-13 12:02:30

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S. Protestant churches are turning their back the idea of dumping investments in companies profiting from Israel's West Bank occupation, people involved in the issue said on Thursday. Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, along with a debate over whether divestment is the right move in the first place, may have helped cool what looked like a growing trend just a few months ago. "My reading, as a central Jewish player in this, is that...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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