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Need for strong independent broadband sector highlighted by Public Accounts Committee report

London, UK, 8 January – Today’s report by the Public Accounts Committee highlights the challenges involved in meeting the Government’s gigabit broadband ambitions. Replacing the copper phone network with the full fibre and high-speed wireless infrastructure of the future is a big project requiring co-ordination between government, industry, local authorities and other stakeholders. The fast-growing… Read More »

International experts call for independent probe of Canadian research linking fluoride and lower IQ

Article content continued In fact, the prominent journal that published Till’s key study on fluoride and IQ said it subjected the paper to added scrutiny and peer review because of its implications. The JAMA Pediatrics editor has said he would tell his wife not to drink tap water if she were pregnant. And separate studies… Read More »

NimbleRx touts itself as first delivery service designed for independent and local pharmacies

A new company, NimbleRx, has announced itself as the first service focused on empowering independent pharmacies to offer on-demand delivery Nimble’s online and in-app platform provides pharmacy customers with a simplified fulfillment and delivery solution from these local businesses. The company is already working with 600 pharmacies around the country, including chain, independent and specialty… Read More »

UnitedHealth’s Optum strikes deal with Bay Area hospital in bid to keep it independent

UnitedHealthcare office Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images UnitedHealth Group has bought up thousands of medical practices all over the country through its Optum unit, which have helped its insurance networks hold down costs. Now, the health-care giant says it’s setting its sights on small hospitals – but not to buy them — to… Read More »