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Day: December 4, 2019

How US drug firms plan to hike NHS medicine prices
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How US drug firms plan to hike NHS medicine prices

    US health firms are confident it will be easier to gain access to the NHS and hike the price of medicines after Brexit, a document reveals. The prospectus sets out how pharmaceutical companies will demand new rules that prohibit discrimination against foreign suppliers and end restrictions on the number of suppliers. Written by the US Chamber of Commerce last month, it notes the failed three-long battle to strike a deal with the EU, which collapsed partly because of fears over opening up public health services. And, crucially, it states: Concerns about potential impacts on Britain's National Health Service are being aired. It should prove easier to overcome these challenges with the UK as an individual negotiating partner. The document, revealed by the Mirror, wa...
Leaders caught mocking Trump
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Leaders caught mocking Trump

    Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson have all been caught on a hot mic at the Buckingham Palace NATO reception Tuesday evening, appearing to gossip about Donald Trump and an impromptu lengthy press conference. In a clip being widely shared online the three world leaders seem to be discussing why the French President was late during the London summit, held to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary.  Princess Anne also appears to be in the discussion but the royal remains silent throughout the conversation. None of the men mention Trump by name but Trudeau seems to be referring to the US president's lengthy talks with the media throughout Tuesday. British Prime Minister Johnson asks: Is that why you were late?  Taking a swig of his drink Canadian Prime Min...