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Facebook blocks pages with TENS OF MILLIONS of views after CNN reports their ties to RT

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Facebook has suspended several accounts operated by Maffick Media without prior warning, right after CNN ran a report about the company’s perceived ties to the Kremlin. In what seems to be a new step in the social media giant’s fight against perceived ‘Russian propaganda’, Facebook took down, without prior notice, several pages offering video content. Read More

Militants using civilians as shields delay capture of final IS enclave

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By Alix Culbertson, news reporter Hundreds of civilians still living in Islamic State’s final enclave have emerged and are being used as human shields – forcing US-backed troops to delay capturing the village. A commander with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said about 1,000 civilians, including women and children, have been brought up from underground Read More

More IS Britons identified at Syria camps – Sky sources

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More Britons who joined Islamic State – mainly women – are believed to have been identified at Syrian camps in the last few days. Sky sources say it is only thought to be a small number but there could be more British nationals who have yet to be identified. It comes as a pregnant British Read More

Assault under way against last IS stronghold in Syria

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have begun an assault on the final Islamic State stronghold in Syria. SDF official Mustafa Bali said it was “the last battle”, adding that the enclave, comprising two villages on the Iraqi border, would be “cleared soon”. But he admitted it would be far from easy, describing the fighting Read More

Assault underway against last IS stronghold in Syria

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have begun an assault on the final Islamic State stronghold in Syria. SDF official Mustafa Bali said it was “the last battle”, adding that the enclave, comprising two villages on the Iraqi border, would be “cleared soon”. But he admitted it would be far from easy, describing the fighting Read More

J&J becomes first drugmaker to add prices to television ads

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FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo CHICAGO (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it will start adding the price of its medicines to television commercials by next month, becoming the first drugmaker to heed a call by U.S. President Donald Read More

Medicare Part D no match for runaway specialty drug costs: study

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – When Medicare prescription drug insurance was created in 2003, the idea that beneficiaries with very high drug costs should pick up 5 percent of the tab seemed reasonable – but that was well before specialty drugs were invented that carry price tags in the tens of thousands of dollars. FILE PHOTO: A Read More

Novartis CEO lauds Trump administration plan to overhaul rebates

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis AG Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said his company’s prescription drug prices have been “flat to negative” over the last three years, and directed blame for high costs for U.S. patients on industry middlemen that manage drug benefits. FILE PHOTO: CEO Vas Narasimhan of Swiss drugmaker Novartis addresses the company’s annual news Read More

100% of IS caliphate to be reclaimed next week – Trump

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By David Mercer, news reporter US President Donald Trump has said he expects to announce that 100% of the Islamic State (IS) caliphate has been reclaimed next week. He said the US-led coalition fighting the militant group had “liberated virtually all of the territory previously held by ISIS in Syria and Iraq”. “It should be Read More

Novartis CEO says U.S. rebate plan will return cash to patients

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis AG Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said his company’s prescription drug prices have been “flat to negative” over the last three years, and directed blame for high costs for U.S. patients on industry middlemen that manage drug benefits. FILE PHOTO: CEO Vas Narasimhan of Swiss drugmaker Novartis addresses the company’s annual news Read More