‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s’ sixth season comes to DVD
LOS ANGELES This winter, what can turn the world on with a smile?
America’s sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore is coming to DVD with the debut of season six of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” on Feb. 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
This time, love is all around, and while the ever-independent Mary falls head over heels and rekindles an old flame, the levelheaded Murray pines away for a secret love of his own. And that’s just the beginning—from Lou’s outrageously unlikely date with Sue Ann to Ted and Georgette’s uproarious wedding, it’s time to share the love, the lunacy, and the laughter with all of the gang in this timeless, Emmy Award-winning classic.
Created by James L. Brooks (“As Good As It Gets”) and starring Mary Tyler Moore (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”), Gavin MacLeod (“The Love Boat”), Edward Asner (“Up”), Ted Knight (“Too Close for Comfort”), Betty White (“Golden Girls”), along many hilarious guest stars, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” season six DVD set will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98.
GSK withdraws regulatory application for additional use of Avodart
LONDON British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is temporarily withdrawing its regulatory approval application seeking an additional use for an enlarged prostate treatment in order to update it, the company announced Monday.
The company is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration of Avodart (dutasteride) for prostate cancer risk reduction in men who have increased risk of developing the disease. The drug is currently approved for treating enlarged prostate.
GSK did not specify what it would add to the application, but said the updates were not related to new safety or efficacy findings and that it would resubmit the application “shortly.”
Save Flexible Spending Plans lobbying FSA reform
NEW YORK The simple fact is that healthcare reform in this country has to be paid for somehow. But cutting OTCs out of FSAs amounts to an additional healthcare tax levied against Americans actually trying to save money on health care today. That’s just backward thinking.
When you consider that allowing thrifty Americans to buy an OTC allergy medication with pre-tax funds may dissuade them from buying a generic Rx-only allergy medication for the cheaper co-pay. And while those Rx-allergy users are taking care of their generic co-pay, who’s picking up on the cost of the rest of the medicine?
Approximately 14.8% of American households have an FSA account, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which means that some 16.5 million families are saving pre-tax income dollars. The Senate shouldn’t be looking to cut this healthcare savings a la tax benefit; they should be trying to figure out how to get more Americans turned onto FSA savings.