Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Random charts - FDA

Source: The FDA’s Drug Pricing Strategy: What’s New?

"...To help track the FDA’s progress in implementing its strategy, we’ve created a timeline of the major announcements and regulatory actions the agency has taken to encourage a competitive market for biologic drugs, address drug shortages and abuses of the FDA’s citizen petition process, and streamline the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program, which aims to promote timelier competition from generic drug manufacturers. We’ll be updating this periodically. In a future post, we’ll discuss additional steps the agency and Congress could take to lower drug prices..."

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Random charts - Yemen (war crimes)


Source: The Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War: Aerial bombardment and food war (23-pg PDF)

"If one places the damage to the resources of food producers (farmers, herders, and fishers) alongside the targeting of food processing, storage and transport in urban areas and the wider economic war, there is strong evidence that Coalition strategy has aimed to destroy food production and distribution in the areas under the control of Sanʿaʾ. As described above, from the autumn of 2016, economic war has com-pounded physical destruction to create a mass failure in basic livelihoods. Deliberate destruction of family farming and artisanal fishing is a war crime. Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the United Kingdom and France are signatories to the 1977 Protocol I additional to the Geneva Conventions, which gives the fullest statement in International Humanitarian Law on the protection of objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population. 

If the Coalition war in Yemen is not to mark the erasure of legal referent in war, other forces and institutions will need to call into question the blanket ‘legitimacy’ accorded the Coalition to date by the world’s highest legal body, the UN Security Council. If UN Security Council resolution 2417 (24 May 2018), condemning starvation of civilians in wartime, is to be meaningful, then it is necessary for the UNSC and its member states to halt such crimes in Yemen, to investigate them, and to call to account those responsible for perpetrating them."

Random charts/pictures - Chernobyl


Source: Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment


Source: Cameras reveal the secret lives of Chernobyl's wildlife

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Random charts - ISIS


Source: Operation Inherent Resolve And Other Overseas Contingency Operations (82-pg PDF, October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018)

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