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Hospital Authority to add 19 drugs to its subsidised medicine list  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority is adding 19 drugs to its list of subsidised medicines, which will give more than 50,000 patients access to more effective medication at a nominal fee starting next month. Pricey chemotherapy drugs, as well as medicine for heart arrhythmia and diabetes are among those that are being added to the drug formulary. But Civic Party lawmaker Kwok Ka-Ki, who's also a doctor, told Annemarie Evans that while this is a step in the right direction, fundamental problems remain with the entire drug formulary system:
Cathay Pacific ‘back on track’  Listenfacebook
Cathay Pacific has swung back into the black after two years of losses. Profit for last year came in at more than HK$2.34 billion, compared to a loss of more than HK$1.2bn in 2017. Revenue rose 14 percent to more than HK$111bn last year. And fuel-hedging losses dropped to HK$1.44bn – down from HK$6.37bn in 2017. Cathay's Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg told Jim Gould he likes the airline's trajectory:
Australian cardinal sentenced to prison for child sex abuse  Listenfacebook
The former Vatican treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, is starting a six-year prison sentence in Australia for sexually abusing two teenage boys in Melbourne Cathedral in the 1990s. Cardinal Pell, 77, is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex offences. Sentencing him, chief judge Peter Kidd said the cardinal’s conduct was permeated by staggering arrogance, and that he could die in prison. Annemarie Evans asked our correspondent in Australia, Gerry Gannon, what the reaction has been: