Prescription Drug Costs Are On The Rise; So Are The TV Ads Promoting Them — Kaiser Health News, By Bruce Horovitz and Julie Appleby

Laura Ries was moved to action when she saw a TV commercial that portrayed a woman enjoying time with her grandchildren after taking Lyrica, a prescription medication for diabetic nerve pain. Ries’ elderly mother suffered from just that problem. “The ad showed someone who was enjoying life again,” said Ries, president of a marketing strategy…

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We Marched, Now What? Introvert Activism #Resist — Becoming Cliche

Fridays are now going to Introvert Activism day. Trust me, friends, if this socially awkward weirdo can work to make a change in this world, ANYONE can. In case you missed it, I went to the Women’s March on Washington, DC on Saturday. I did it for the reasons I mentioned here, and for a […]

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Univision Warns of Possible Charter Communications Blackout in New York, LA — Variety

Univision stations in New York, Los Angeles and other big markets could go dark for Charter Communications subscribers at the end of the month as the Spanish-language giant tussles over carriage terms with the nation’s second-largest cable operator. The two sides are already in litigation over what Univision says is Charter’s breach of contract agreements……

via Univision Warns of Possible Charter Communications Blackout in New York, LA — Variety

Is Controversy Impacting ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ At The Box Office? – Friday Night Update — Deadline

3RD Update, Friday 10:15 PM: Refresh for chart We had a feeling yesterday about how this weekend would go down. Given its great weekday momentum, it was likely that Uni/Blumhouse’s Split would hold on to No. 1 with an estimated $24.8M while the embattled Amblin/Walden Media’s A Dog’s Purpose also from Uni would settle for second with $17.8M–$18.2M. Truly, among those in distribution, there’s…

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