Commentary: Proposed drug price caps would stall health care advances

Commentary: Proposed drug price caps would stall health care advances

Imagine if the Maine Legislature decided that large pickup trucks were becoming too expensive for the working-class people who drive them. Then imagine that legislators established a commission designed to study the costs to manufacture and sell these trucks. After careful study, the commission then concluded that large pickups produce a $3,000 profit per truck for their manufacturers.  Finally, the commission then established an upper price limit on pickups sold in Maine that was $3,000 below the average price at…

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Express Scripts’ Accredo specialty pharmacy expands in Hawaii

Express Scripts’ Accredo specialty pharmacy expands in Hawaii

PHARMACY Get all the latest industry news in your inbox. Express Scripts today announced that its specialty pharmacy, Accredo, will open a new location in Honolulu to provide high-touch pharmacy care to people living with chronic, complex health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cancer and hemophilia. With this new location, Accredo’s pharmacies will total 28 across the United States. The new pharmacy, slated to open this summer, will offer a range of services, including walk-in consultations with a pharmacist, home…

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Stripes announces sale of last commemorative Selena cup

Stripes announces sale of last commemorative Selena cup

The last commemorative Selena cup is finally going on sale at Stripes, the convenience store chain announced. The ‘Selena Forever’ cup is the third and final cup in the company’s series and will be on sale for $3.99 Saturday. Fans can start lining up at 8 a.m. on Saturday to secure a cup at all participating Stripes stores in Texas and Louisiana. The new cup features a close-up shot of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who is often referred to as the “Queen…

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I won’t listen to Michael Jackson’s music anymore. But I’ll still watch Woody Allen’s movies. Here’s why.

I won’t listen to Michael Jackson’s music anymore. But I’ll still watch Woody Allen’s movies. Here’s why.

The credible evidence presented in HBO’s new four-part documentary about Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland, wasn’t my final straw. Rather, Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck’s accounts of the years of molestation and rape they survived at Jackson’s home was the nail in an already-shut coffin. As much as I once loved “Billie Jean,” the testimonies only confirmed that I can no longer listen to Jackson’s music as if it exists in a vacuum. Yet I can’t universally declare boycotts when allegations…

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Montpelier Artist Hope Sharp Captures Weddings in Oil Paint

Montpelier Artist Hope Sharp Captures Weddings in Oil Paint

Two willowy women in long pink dresses occupy a narrow vertical canvas in Hope Sharp’s Montpelier studio. The painting is unfinished, but it already conveys a private moment between the women, whose heads bend toward each other as if in whispered conversation. Their identical gowns suggest the pair might be bridesmaids. But they’re not specific individuals, Sharp says — “This is just one I made up.” A painting hanging nearby features a man and woman dancing — a father and…

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Historic art website paints a new picture of the ravages of climate change

Historic art website paints a new picture of the ravages of climate change

In the 18th century, watercolors became a popular way for professional and amateur artists alike to document the landscapes, animals and plants that were important to them. Portable and aesthetically pleasing, watercolors helped bring painters’ worlds to life. Today, these works are precious and unwitting documents of a world altered by the ravages of climate change, overhunting, urbanization and other human activity. The Watercolour World, financed by the London-based Marandi Foundation, is a free online database of watercolors painted before…

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Outsider Art of the Moment: 66 Exhibitors, 7 Countries, 1 Fair

Outsider Art of the Moment: 66 Exhibitors, 7 Countries, 1 Fair

Outsider Art, which once had fringe cachet, is now pretty well inside the mainstream fold. As a genre, it has developed branding strategies, a collecting base and a marketable canon of mostly male stars, with Henry Darger, Martín Ramírez and Bill Traylor leading the list. All three are present, like tutelary deities, in the 27th New York City edition of the show, at the Metropolitan Pavilion. With 66 exhibitors from seven countries, it’s an expansive display of mostly smallish, textured,…

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Rio artists stage show on street in protest against censorship

Rio artists stage show on street in protest against censorship

Artists in Rio de Janeiro have staged a pop-up street show to protest against the closure by the new far-right state government of an exhibition because of a performance attacking dictatorship-era torture. Álvaro Figueiredo, the curator of Literatura Exposta Literature Exposed, accused authorities of censorship after the exhibition was ordered to close a day early to prevent a performance by the Rio collective És Uma Maluca that featured nudity and plastic cockroaches. This is not the first time art has…

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