The branded drug costs 13.50 at Tesco and a generic version is 13.49 in Superdrug.However, Superdrug charges 27 for Levonelle and 35 for an alternative emergency contraceptive pill, EllaOne.European comparisonBPAS has lobbied Boots to reduce the cost of the pill to make it more accessible for women having difficulty getting the drug quickly on the NHS.The service also found the pills can cost up to five times more in the UK than in some parts of Europe.Previously, Boots had
(CNN)Eight former directors of the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to congressional leadership Friday to underscore the agency's importance and respond to criticism from Republican lawmakers and the White House.
(CNN)"Devil's Bargain" -- Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green's in-depth exploration of the mind and machinations of former Breitbart News boss and Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon -- and "Shattered" -- a painstaking account of Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful campaign by Jonathan Allen, also of Bloomberg, and Amie Parnes of The Hill -- have both climbed the bestseller lists and monopolized the attention of the chattering classes since their releases. ("Shattered" was published in April; "Devil's Bargain" hit shelves this past
Washington (CNN)In a White House under siege, something had to change.But Spicer's departure after the most fraught six months of antagonism between the press and a West Wing that anyone can remember, is just one move in a shuffle of personnel and tactics that augurs an aggressive White House fightback that is likely to intensify the current discord in Washington.
(CNN)Eden Carlson's story might be one in a million."We're stimulating growth of tissue and inhibiting inflammation and stopping cell death," said Dr. Paul G. Harch, clinical professor and director of hyperbaric medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. "She was profoundly injured," Harch said. The hospital sent the child home with a monitor because when she'd fall asleep, she'd stop breathing at times and needed her parents to resuscitate her. "The predictions given to the family by
(CNN)Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits.In one instance, Hendrix and Ward, allegedly with another officer, stole $17,000 in cash from a suspect's house following a SWAT raid.
He is expected to say: Leaving the EU gives us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reform how we care for our land, our rivers and our seas, how we recast our ambition for our countrys environment, and the planet. "In short, it means delivering a Green Brexit.The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rewards size of land-holding ahead of good environmental practice, puts resources in the hands of the already wealthy, and encourages patterns of land use which are wasteful of natural
What he contributed, though, was songwriting - receiving credits on more One Direction songs than any of his bandmates.Appropriately for a former singer in a Green Day tribute act, he was the one who pushed the idea that a pop band could have guitar riffs. He might not have been directly responsible for sampling The Who's Baba O'Reilly in Best Song Ever, but it certainly fitted his vision for the band. "Little things like that were really important to
The scammers may just have lit upon the perfect crime: They sit at computers safely overseas, hunting for their prey on social networks, and they rarely get caught. The victims are often left deeply damaged both financially and psychologically and so embarrassed that theyre reluctant to come forward even when they realize theyve been scammed. 15,000 romance scam complaintsexceeded $230 millioninternational criminal networks Diana Warnack gave $18,000 to a man she met online. She knows she was scammed, but she's
Xanda, a 6-year-old lion, was fatally shot by a big game hunter outside Hwange National Park, The Telegraph reports.Oxford University researchers who monitor the lion population in the park identified Xanda due to a tracking collar that they had fitted him with. As researchers we are saddened at the death of a well-known study animal we have monitored since birth, he said in a statement. Xanda left behind a pride of three females and seven cubs. is ethical
U.S. water infrastructure got a D Grade from American Society of Civil Engineers, and it could cost more than $1 trillion over the next 25 years to maintain, repair, and expand the systems we need for safe drinking water. But these forests are at increasing risk of catastrophic fires, which over the past decade have burned an area larger than North Dakota. Wildfires can flood drinking water systems with hazardous ash, smother aquatic habitats with soot and soil, and
(CNN)The body of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali was exhumed Thursday, following a Madrid court ruling in favor of a woman who claims to be his daughter. A stone slab had to be removed before forensic scientists could access the body, which has been resting in The Dali Theatre and Museum in Figueres, Spain since Dali's death in 1989. They collected samples of DNA from the hair and teeth of the embalmed body, Abel's lawyer says. Results are expected
(CNN)North Korea is heading for its worst drought since 2001, the United Nations has warned, raising the possibility of increased food shortages in the rogue state."Should drought conditions persist, the food security situation is likely to further deteriorate."Millions of tons of food aid was sent to North Korea for years from countries around the world to avoid an even larger death toll."There's a chronic shortfall of food (in North Korea) ... In terms of being able to feed their
(CNN)At least four people will determine Thursday whether OJ Simpson will soon be released from prison. If it's an even split at 3-3, Simpson will have to wait for a new hearing in January, by which time a new commissioner will give the board seven members.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) looked at all specialist mental health services across England - inspecting NHS care and services provided by the independent sector. It said almost all services were rated as good or outstanding for having caring and compassionate staff and that there were many examples of excellent care.But the report found several areas of concern. CQC chiefs said in particular that locked rehabilitation wards (of which two thirds are run by independent providers) did not provide