Tag Archives: Industry

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

This story also ran on LAist. This story can be republished for free (details). Before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the entertainment industry in March, Jeffrey Farber had a steady flow of day jobs in film and television, including work on “Hunters” and “Blue Bloods.” But when theaters, movies and TV shows stopped production, not… Read More »

It has come to this: ignore vaccines-in-animals drug industry PR & news

A long-haired male golden hamster (via Wikipedia & Creative Commons) Earlier this week, a powerful opinion piece, “It Has Come To This:  Ignore the CDC,”  co-authored by former National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus,  was published in the New York Times. That’s on the science side. On the PR and journalism side, it has… Read More »

Carnival’s struggle to survive the coronavirus as outbreak wipes out the cruise industry

The COVID-19 outbreak has laid waste to entire sectors of the global economy, but none faster than the cruise industry. The pandemic has basically shut down the cruise-ship business, with the three largest publicly traded cruise companies suspending some, if not all, of their operations. Carnival, the world’s largest cruise operator, has been at the… Read More »

US appeals court ruling on Obamacare gives health-care industry brief reprieve

Getty Images The S&P Health Care Sector index hit a new 52-week high on Thursday after a U.S. appeals court punted on deciding whether the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, pushing the decision out to another year or so. In a 2-to-1 decision, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said late Wednesday that it… Read More »

Profits drive rising prices for MS drugs, say industry executives

U.S. Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis often pay, on average, nearly $ 7,000 out of pocket to treat their condition each year. And even though drug companies have provided no new treatment breakthroughs, the price of these disease-modifying medications has been rising by 10 to 15% each year for the past decade. To find out… Read More »