IMF Helps Launch Coalition for PBM Reform

IMF-The Food Industry Association has joined forces with five other industry organizations to form a watchdog group overseeing Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). Called on Coalition for PBM Reform, the group aims to bring more transparency to what its members consider to be anti-competitive and “opaque” business practices of PBMs. The coalition – whose participants include doctors, pharmacies, retailers, healthcare and ...

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Op-Ed: Government espionage undermines the case for postal banking | national

There is no shortage of (bad) ideas for reforming the United States Postal Service (USPS). Unfortunately, many of these proposals deserve a “return to sender” label. One oft-cited example is postal banking, which has been suggested several times by lawmakers such as the United States. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) And even President Joe Biden. Supporters continue to call on USPS ...

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DOE welcomes new Biden-Harris appointees

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that new people appointed by the Biden-Harris administration have joined the team to help fight climate change and build a more prosperous clean energy future and more equitable. With these new hires, DOE appointees form a historically diverse team with 58% women, 58% BIPOC, and 21% employees identifying as ...

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As threat of group home strike looms, nonprofits shut down

Arielle Levin Becker :: File photo from CTMirror.org Gian-Carl Casa, President and CEO of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance Community-based nonprofits that care for people with disabilities in Connecticut find themselves in a delicate position as they face an Oct. 5 strike deadline from union caregivers of staff. Governor Ned Lamont and the legislature set aside $ 184 million in ...

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Biden welcomes Indo-Pacific leaders as China’s concerns grow

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is scheduled to host the first in-person gathering of the leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as the “the Quad” as he wraps up a difficult week in diplomacy after facing much criticism from allies and adversaries. The White House meeting with the leaders of India, Japan and Australia gives Biden a chance to ...

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Nonprofit alliance launches urgent fundraising appeal, state asks for patience

Nonprofits that serve people with behavioral and developmental health disorders are begging the state government to release funding increases. They say the delay is now having an impact on their ability to adequately serve their clients. Some of these suppliers, which are part of the CT Nonprofit Alliance, expressed their concerns at a virtual press conference on Thursday. They said ...

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Syracuse and MEAC agree to 10-year partnership on and off the pitch

In the dead of winter, Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack was thinking about the future and how to have some kind of social impact through sport. “My thought was, is there any chance for us to schedule our non-conference with a little more focus in some cases? Said Wildhack. It was February and Wildhack, a former ESPN executive, immediately thought ...

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Lloyd’S Register acquires Greensteam

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced Thursday that it has acquired GreenSteam, a marine data intelligence company specializing in improving vessel efficiency through machine learning. The acquisition will be integrated and managed by i4 Insight, a subsidiary of Lloyd’s Register. i4 Insight, part of LR’s Maritime Performance Services business, is a digital platform that enables shipowners, operators and charterers to ...

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VoIP players form a security alliance

By Colin C. Haley February 7, 2005 UPDATE: Nearly two dozen VoIP industry players have formed a new group to ensure VoIP security keeps pace with adoption. Led by 3Com’s TippingPoint intrusion prevention unit, the VoIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) will organize discussion lists, publish white papers and sponsor research. Other VOIPSA members include network equipment maker Alcatel, communications software developer ...

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