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  • To illustrate with an example, the standard treatment for advanced lung cancer is chemotherapy. That gives patients an average of 10 more months. But if the cancer has a particular mutation, a targeted oral compound will give them 48 more months, on average. And 48 months of that oral therapy actually works out cheaper for the provider because they’re not dealing with, for example, costly hospitalizations resulting from the toxic effects of chemotherapy.

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The bidding process is another area of concern that needs immediate re-invention. The IOC ought to become more humble and strategically proactive. It should reach out to a limited number of properly screened candidates (hosts) and convince them to take up the mantle, promising assistance it will receive to prepare for and deliver the Games.

How to save the Olympic Games from extinction

Paris in ’24, LA in ’28, then go multi-city: The Olympic games needs a fix before it’s too late

“The choice of Taiwan was made not only with regards to its central geographic location and ease of operating logistics, but also considering its status of being the freest place in Asia in our annual Press Freedom Index ranking,” said Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of the Paris-headquartered group, also known by its French name Reporters sans Frontieres.

Reporters Without Borders select Taiwan for their Asian bureau

Taiwan is set to host the first Asian bureau of Reporters Without Borders, the Paris-based press freedom watchdog announced April 6

While large Latin American businesses often have distant major economies as their top export markets, SMEs – those engaged in international commerce – tend to trade more within the region. Easing barriers to regional trade and investment would help more SMEs follow in the footsteps of Grupo Arcor, which started in 1951 as a candy factory in Argentina’s Córdoba province and is today a multi-billion dollar company with production facilities across Latin America and sales to 120 countries.

As Western economies look inward, what’s the future for Latin American trade?

Latin America’s economic downturn seems finally to have bottomed out. Positive, if modest, growth is forecast for this year. But as the region recovers from the end of the commodity super cycle, a new threat is weighing on growth prospects: protectionism and economic nationalism

In the US House of Representatives all 193 Democrats were against the Republican dismantling of Obamacare. If more than 22 Republicans would have vote against the plan for Trump Care would have been cancelled. But a number of Republicans in the House said Trumps proposal was still too expensive and looked too much like Obamacare.

Who’s to blame for cancelling Obamacare replacement bill?

At approximately the time that the US House of Representatives was supposed to vote on Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), news broke that the vote again was cancelled

The present focus of our economic and political discussions seems to completely miss the mark. We have now a historic window of opportunity to shape technological breakthroughs, such as artificial intelligence and gene editing, in the service and for the benefit of humankind. We have two options. We can either fully use the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to help lift humanity to new heights, or we can allow ourselves to be controlled by the forces of technology and end up in a dystopian world in which citizens will have lost their autonomy.

Klaus Schwab: We need a new narrative for globalization

The world is at a historic crossroads. Market extremism, often labelled neoliberalism, which has shaped our national and global policies for the past three decades, has become a toxic fuel for the stuttering engine for global growth

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