CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape – UK
(Fraternal twins develop from separate eggs and are not identical.) The Gilberts had just returned from their honeymoon in New York when they learned that they would soon be expecting a second child the couple already had a thre-year-old daughter, Faye. Eight weeks later, they learned that they would in fact be having three, not just one baby, when a technician detected three heartbeats while investigating Ms. Gilberts complaints of stomach pains, reports BBC News . “We pretty much left the hospital laughing, crying, laughing, crying… But we were over the moon,” Ms. Gilbert told the BBC. RECOMMENDED: 1912 eighth grade exam: Could you make it to high school in 1912? Doctors considered Gilberts pregnancy to be high risk because all three fetuses shared a single placenta and offered the couple the option of keeping only one or two of the babies, but Mr. and Ms. Gilbert wouldnt hear of it, reports The Daily Mail . The triplets were delivered two months premature via Cesarean section on August 2 weighing a combined total of just 11 pounds, reports International Business Times . At first they didnt look real and you could pick them up with one hand, Mr. Gilbert said.
UAE, UK launch joint military exercise
The pharmaceutical market in the UK was estimated at $24.1 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach approximately $31.7 billion by 2020 with a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.5%. The medical devices market size was approximately $12 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach approximately $17.5 billion by 2020 with a projected CAGR of 4.8%. The positive trends in the UK healthcare market can be attributed primarily to – – Increasing elderly population – High degree of access to healthcare facilities Scope The report provides information on the healthcare, regulatory and reimbursement landscape of the UK. The scope includes – – Overview of the pharmaceutical and medical devices market of the UK including the market size, market segmentation, key drivers and barriers. – Profile and SWOT analysis of the major players in the pharmaceutical and medical devices market. The key players covered for the pharmaceutical market are Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi and AstraZeneca. The key players covered for the medical devices market are Medtronic, Siemens Healthcare, Essilor Internaltional, Hoffmann-La Roche, and Coloplast. – Insightful review on the reimbursement and regulatory landscape. Analysis includes details of the healthcare reimbursement process, the regulatory agencies and the approval processes for new drugs and medical devices. – A detailed analysis of the political and economic environment of the UK including the economic indicators, demographics, healthcare infrastructure and healthcare expenditure. – An overview of the opportunities and challenges for growth that exist in the healthcare market of the UK Reasons to buy The report on the UK comprehensively covers both the pharmaceutical and the medical devices markets of the UK. The report will enhance your decision making capability. It will allow you to – – Develop business strategies by understanding the trends shaping and driving the healthcare market of the UK. – Drive revenue by understanding the key trends, and reimbursement and regulatory policies, pharmaceutical and medical devices market segments and companies likely to impact the the UK healthcare market in the future. – Formulate effective sales and marketing strategies by understanding the competitive landscape and by analyzing the performance of the various competitors.
“This was an unacceptable error and the product was withdrawn immediately,” she said in a statement. “We take our responsibilities very seriously which is why we will make a sizable donation to Mind.” Tesco also issued an apology, saying in a statement: “We’re really sorry for any offense this has caused and we are removing this product from sale.” Mental health charity Mind welcomed the withdrawal of the costumes, saying the retailers had shown themselves to be “extremely misguided” by offering them for sale. Slept in. Have @asda withdrawn their ‘mental patient fancy dress’ costume or are we going to organise a protest at HQ? #timetochange Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) September 26, 2013 Alastair Campbell “It is staggeringly offensive to the one in four of us affected by mental health problems and our families and friends, and troubling that some businesses are still so out of touch with the public mood,” spokeswoman Sue Baker said in a statement . However, Baker said the outcry the costumes provoked on the social media site Twitter was encouraging. “We hope this will urge Asda, Tesco and other retailers and manufacturers to review their processes and consider taste and decency on mental health grounds, to avoid fueling stigma and discrimination that are so damaging for large numbers of the population,” she said. Mind and the group Rethink Mental Illness run the Time to Change campaign to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. One of the campaign’s supporters is Alastair Campbell, who was former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s media chief and who has publicly spoken of his battle with depression . Campbell was among those who tweeted his displeasure at the “brutally stigmatizing outfits.” “@asda and @tesco should sign up for one of the @mindcharity @Rethink_ @TimetoChange mental health training courses,” he tweeted . Campbell alleged that Amazon still carried mental health patient costumes and called for people to tweet the company, asking it to withdraw them. But in response to an inquiry from CNN, an Amazon spokesperson said: “The item you refer to is not available on Amazon.co.uk.” Soccer player and broadcaster Stan Collymore who has also spoken out on depression, also took to Twitter to criticize the stereotype he said Asda and Tesco’s costumes had promoted. Collymore tweeted: “Do you actually realise how many people are hanging themselves because of being frightened of the stigma?
UK retailers remove ‘staggeringly offensive’ mental health costumes from sale
The war games codenamed Sea Khanjar, which will last until October 9, will see the UK Response Force Task Group deploys a range of the Royal Navys capabilities, said Commodore Paddy McAlpine, Commander UK Task Group, which forms part of the Royal Navys Response Force Task Group (RFTG). RFTG is the UKs high readiness maritime force, comprising ships, submarines, aircraft and a landing force of Royal Marines, ready at short notice to act in response to any contingency tasking as required by our government. Commodore McAlpine said he was proud to be commanding the Task Group in this years Cougar deployment. This demonstrates the Royal Navy and UKs enduring commitment to the security of the UAE and is an excellent opportunity to build on our strong defence relationship. The Response Force Task Group was formed in 2011 and is based around a Lead Commando Group and provides the UK with a deployable, very high readiness, flexible capability. In order that this capability can be fully maintained for UK contribution to international defence and security, the task group deploys annually, conducting a series of exercises, to something we call Cougar, Commodore McAlpine said. He added this years Cougar deployment has already operated in the Mediterranean and Red Sea, before arriving in the Gulf. Cougar 13 involves exercising with Gulf partner nations in order that together we can safeguard our shared interests of maritime security and economic prosperity, and effectively cooperate on issues such as freedom of navigation in the region. While in the Gulf my Task Group will exercise its capability and continue to strengthen relationships with key partners in the region. The Task Group is not the only Royal Navy presence in the Gulf region. RFTG has ships permanently in the Gulf region, building on our persistent presence engaged with our partners on matters of defence and security. Commodore McAlpine said the Response Force Task Group will be exercising across the UAE. We will be active offshore, and on land. This gives the Royal Navy an excellent opportunity to test the full extent of our ability to undertake force protection measures, air defence exercises and also for the Royal Marines to be able to exercise their amphibious capabilities. He said the exercise will be jointly commanded by the UK and UAE military and will be conducted offshore and on land.