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Scandal as muscular dystrophy drug price hikes $88,000

  • Emflaza, a steroid, is one of the only drugs known to slow the effects of DMD
  • Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy is a terminal disease that mainly affects boys
  • Previously, families could import the drug to the US for around $1,000 a year
  • Last week it was approved by the FDA for US use – but the manufacturer Marathon Pharmaceuticals hiked the price to $89,000 a year
  • Now Marathon has paused the launch amid outrage from families and lawmakers

A pharmaceutical company has been forced to ‘pause’ the launch of a crucial muscular dystrophy drug amid outrage over its $88,000 price-hike. 

Emflaza, a steroid, is one of the only drugs believed to slow the effects of Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD), a terminal disease that disproportionately affects boys. read more

Recipe: 2 ingredient pancakes

 

Recipe: 2 ingredient pancakes 

 

INGREDIENTS  

 

Prep time: 5min

Cook time: 16min 

Serves: 4 

Difficulty: Easy 

  • 4 medium Banana(s), mashed
  • 2 medium Egg, whole, raw, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoons Salt
  • 4 spray(s) Calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons 0% fat natural Greek yogurt
  • 1 portion(s) Blueberries
  • 4 teaspoons Groovy Food Co. Agave Nectar Light & Mild

 

Instructions

Step 1

In a bowl, mix the banana and egg together then add a pinch of salt.  read more

Recipe: Rapsberry and Ginger Cheescake

 

Recipe: Harissa Salmon with Cauliflower Tabbouleh 

 

INGREDIENTS  

 

Prep time: 15min

Cook time: 5min

Serves: 8

SmartPoints™: 7 per serving

Difficulty: Easy

  • 75g Low Fat Spread
  • 175g The Village Bakery Melmerby Gluten-Free Organic Ginger Biscuits
  • 2 sheet(s) Fine Leaf Gelatine
  • 250g Low Fat Soft Cheese, at room temperature
  • 200ml Be Good To Yourself Creme Fraiche, reduced fat
  • 1?2 zest(s) of 1 Lemon(s), plus 2 tbsp juice
  • 2g Tesco Stevia Sweet Granulated Sweetener
  • 150g Raspberries

Instructions  read more

Recipe: Baked Berry Porridge

 

Recipe: Baked Berry Porridge 

 

INGREDIENTS  

 

Prep time: 10min

Cook time: 25min

Serves: 4

SmartPoints™:  8 per serving.

Difficulty: Easy

  • 50g Porridge oats
  • 1?2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 300ml Skimmed Milk
  • 1 medium Egg, whole, raw
  • 3 tablespoons Groovy Food Co. Agave Nectar Light & Mild
  • 100g Raspberries
  • 100g Blackberries
  • 150g Strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 150g Blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons 0% fat natural Greek yogurt

Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas mark 5. read more

Recipe: Harissa Salmon with Cauliflower Tabbouleh

 

Recipe: Harissa Salmon with Cauliflower Tabbouleh 

 

INGREDIENTS  

 

Prep time: 10min

Cook time: 25min

Serves: 4 

Difficulty: Easy

  • 520g Salmon, raw, 4 x 130g skinless fillets
  • 2 tablespoons Bart Harissa Paste
  • 30ml Lemon Juice, Fresh
  • 200gCauliflower, Raw
  • 4 spray(s) Calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 6 tablespoons Parsley, fresh, roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Mint, Fresh, roughly chopped
  • 1tablespoons Vinegar, All Types, red wine vinegar
  • 1tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 150gTomato, vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 medium Spring Onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 3 medium Courgette, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 1 slice(s) Lemon(s), wedges, to serve

Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Put each salmon fillet onto a large square of foil, spread over the harissa paste, and drizzle with half the lemon juice. Fold the foil into loose parcels and bake for 18-20 minutes, until cooked through. read more

Recipe: Courgetti Bolognese

 

Recipe: Courgetti Bolognese 

 

INGREDIENTS  

 

Prep time: 10min

Cook time: 25min

Serves: 2

SmartPoints™:  4 per serving.

Difficulty: Easy

  • 4 spray(s) Calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 500g Extra lean beef mince (5% fat), raw
  • 1 large Onion(s), finely chopped
  • 1 clove(s) Garlic, crushed
  • 1 can(s) Tinned Tomatoes
  • 1 jar(s) Passata
  • 1 teaspoons Yeast Extract
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Purèe
  • 1 teaspoons Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 1 cube(s) Beef stock cube(s)
  • 3 medium Courgette
  • 5 leaf/leaves Basil, fresh, to garnish

Instructions

 Step 1

Mist a large saucepan with the calorie controlled spray over a medium heat. Add the mince, onion and garlic and fry for 5 minutes until the mince is browned and the onions softened. read more

Recipe: Moroccan Spiced Beef and Spinach Pittas

 

Recipe: Moroccan Spiced Beef and Spinach Pittas 

 

INGREDIENTS  

 

Prep time: 10min

Cook time: 25min

Serves: 4 

Difficulty: Easy

  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 200g Extra lean beef mince (5% fat), raw
  • 6 teaspoons Finest Ras El Hanout
  • 120g Spinach
  • 4 individual Weight Watchers Love Fibre Pitta Breads
  • 130gTomato based pasta sauce
  • 30g Light Feta Cheese
  • 2 medium Carrots, raw, cut into matchsticks
  • 1?2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 tablespoons Lemon Juice, Fresh
  • 10 sprig(s) Coriander, fresh, handful
  • 1 tablespoons Currants 

Instructions

 Step 1

Mist a large saucepan with the calorie controlled spray over a medium heat. Add the mince, onion and garlic and fry for 5 minutes until the mince is browned and the onions softened. read more

Recipe: Chicken and Bacon Open Sandwhich

 

Recipe: Chicken and Bacon Open Sandwhich 

 

INGREDIENTS  

 

Prep time: 15min

Cook time: 20min

Serves: 2

SmartPoints™:  6 per serving.

Difficulty: Easy

  • 4 spray(s) Calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoons Paprika
  • 4 rasher(s) Bacon medallions, raw, Weight Watchers Unsmoked Extra Trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons Be Good To Yourself Creme Fraiche, half-fat
  • 1 tablespoons Wholegrain Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice, Fresh
  • 2 slice(s) Sliced Granary Bread, 2 x 35g Weight Watchers Thick Sliced Grained bread
  • 1 portion(s) The Co-Operative Little Gem Lettuce, torn
  • 2 individual The Co-Operative Organic Large Vine Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 mediumSpring Onions, trimmed and sliced

Instructions

Step 1 read more