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Daily Review 03/03/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 3rd, 2016 - 8 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

8 comments on “Daily Review 03/03/2016 ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    My post the other day on Keytruda attracted a bit of attention. I thought the Stuff article by Stacey Kirk was way over the top and made a number of outlandish claims. The article now contains this retraction:

    Clarification: An earlier version of this story stated that Ms Renwick had been forced to pay for most of the cost of the expensive drug out of her own pocket, but confirmed Merck Sharp and Dohme had paid for the cost of two of the treatments. Ms Renwick has since clarified that all melanoma patients paying for Pembrolizumab in New Zealand are offered the third and fourth treatments, as well as the seventh and eighth treatments free under the drug company’s cost share programme. The programme is advertised on the Merck Sharp and Dohme web site and offered to private cancer clinics. Ms Renwick also confirmed she made her payments for her treatment to her oncologist and clinic, not the drug company. The earlier version of the story also indicated that flights down to Wellington for some patients who attended the presentation of the petition had also been covered by the drug company. This was not correct. The flights were covered by the patients themselves. The error is regretted.

    Get that? She smeared Leisa Renwick by claiming she had been given free treatment when what happened was she paid the normal amount for the treatment. She also smeared some of the others by saying they had their air fared to travel to Wellington paid when this was clearly not the case. Clearly these claims were wrong.

    This does not fill you with much confidence for the accuracy the rest of the article.

  2. NixSaved 2

    RIP Martin Crowe-one of New Zealand’s greatest ever batsman. 🙁

  3. Murray Simmonds 4

    Thai’s just Stage 1, Pat. Stage 2 is where the IMF declares the country bankrupt so that the vultures can move in to privatise Brazil’s social services for their own personal gain. Its a well-tried formula that works every time. And it will likely occur here some day (sooner rather than later on our present trajectory.)

    • pat 4.1

      Yes,it is a tried and tired process..but I suspect the system will collapse shortly anyhow

  4. Murray Simmonds 5

    ” . . . the system will collapse shortly anyhow.”

    Yep, sad to say I have to agree 100% with that too, pat.

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