Fortrea Increases Patient Access Capabilities and Cold Chain Expertise with FortreaRx™ Expansion

Fortrea’s non-commercial specialty pharmacy expansion delivers flexible, scalable solutions to customers and life-changing medications direct to patients

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fortrea (Nasdaq: FTRE) (the “Company”), a leading global contract research organization (CRO), today announced the opening of its expanded non-commercial specialty pharmacy, FortreaRx™, located in Lake Mary, Florida, which offers advanced patient access solutions across the United States, including ambient and cold-chain distribution capabilities and expertise.

Licensed in all 50 states and U.S. territories, FortreaRx delivers flexible, scalable solutions that meet the specific needs of its customers while providing medications to patients who may otherwise not have access to them. Non-commercial specialty pharmacies, like FortreaRx, provide these solutions on behalf of their pharmaceutical manufacturer customers and are uniquely positioned to serve as a bridge between pharmaceutical manufacturers and patients who meet the manufacturer requirements for prescription assistance.

Since FortreaRx’s inception in late 2008, Fortrea has pioneered non-commercial specialty pharmacy services, focusing exclusively on the distribution of free-goods products as an integrated component of pharmaceutical manufacturer-sponsored patient assistance programs (PAP) designed to expand access to therapy for qualified patients with no health insurance or those who are underinsured. The FortreaRx 40,000-square-foot facility doubles its operational space and bolsters its capabilities, delivering:

  • 1,800 square feet of ambient storage
  • 6,000+ square feet of cold chain storage with more than 85 percent of prescriptions filled by FortreaRx requiring this unique handling
  • Greater processing and fulfillment space for up to 18,000 prescriptions daily
  • Enhanced shipping solutions with options for overnight, expedited and 2-day deliveries

“Fortrea’s well-established patient services offerings, combined with the expanded capabilities of FortreaRx, deliver an end-to-end approach, from early clinical stages to post-market delivery, ensuring a comprehensive and personalized experience for patients,” said Bill Nolan, vice president and global head of Patient Access at Fortrea. “From our expertise in broad-range disease states to our unwavering commitment to patient assistance, Fortrea excels at delivering timely and impactful solutions to our pharmaceutical sponsors that strive to reduce patient and provider challenges by streamlining enrollment processes and by offering full integration with broader patient support initiatives.”

FortreaRx’s call center hub of case managers seamlessly manages patient inquiries, counseling and data verification of prescriptions. Fortrea’s patient access team helps patients and providers understand and navigate the complexities of coverage while removing obstacles to get medication to patients.

FortreaRx delivers efficient, consultative and cost-effective solutions for manufacturer prescription programs typically resulting in significant yearly savings for patients.

For more information about FortreaRx and its services, please visit Fortrea.com.

About Fortrea

Fortrea (Nasdaq: FTRE) is a leading global provider of clinical development and patient access solutions to the life sciences industry. We partner with emerging and large biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic companies to drive healthcare innovation that accelerates life changing therapies to patients in need. Fortrea provides phase I-IV clinical trial management, clinical pharmacology, differentiated technology-enabled trial solutions and post-approval services. Fortrea’s solutions leverage three decades of experience spanning more than 20 therapeutic areas, a passion for scientific rigor, exceptional insights and a strong investigator site network. Our talented and diverse team of about 19,000 people working in more than 90 countries is scaled to deliver focused and agile solutions to customers globally. Learn more about how Fortrea is becoming a transformative force from pipeline to patient at Fortrea.com and follow us on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter) @Fortrea.

Fortrea Contacts:
Fortrea Media: Galen Wilson – 703-298-0802, media@fortrea.com
Fortrea Media: Kate Dillon – 646-818-9115, kdillon@prosek.com

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Axi Select hailed as the future of prop trading as multiple demo account firms close doors due to pressures from regulators, brokers, and tech providers

Axi Select

Axi Select hailed as the future of prop trading as multiple demo account firms close doors due to pressures from regulators, brokers, and tech providers

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bucking the trend of recent negative developments in the prop firm industry, leading global CFD and FX broker Axi, which launched Axi Select – their unique capital allocation programme for talented traders – has been hailed by many industry experts as the future of the industry.

Recent issues experienced in the prop trading industry have resulted in multiple firms having to pause or close down their service due to pressure from regulators, partner brokers or tech providers.

Axi Select is completely different to the industry, and as a result has legitimised the prop firm model by offering a live trading account programme, with real controls in terms of execution, transparency, and fair market conditions. Since its launch in mid-2023, Axi Select has witnessed an incredible 40% month-on-month increase in the number of active clients on their platforms.

Axi believes their Select programme is revolutionary, sustainable and is the future of the prop firm model. Greg Rubin, Head of Axi Select, stated “In the last week the prop trading industry has been turned on its head completely with multiple firms having to suspend their services due to external pressures.

“We foresaw this, which is why we’ve developed a capital allocation programme which is built on our live trading account model and has been available in over 100 countries for more than 16 years. This has given us the confidence that Axi Select is a long-term solution to the prop trading community, and not subject to the issues now faced by prop firms who offer the demo account registration fee model and are under constant pressure from regulators and their tech partners.”

He continued “We genuinely empathise with the thousands of talented traders who will now be denied access to their allocated funds, and we encourage anyone using the demo trading registration model to question whether their prop firm partner will be able to continue as an ongoing concern given recent events. Unfortunately, this could be the beginning of the end for the demo account prop firm model.”

Axi Select offers a very attractive funding model – $1 million USD top allocation and clients can keep up to 90% of their profits – that’s one of the top allocation offerings worldwide, from an award-winning globally recognised, respected, and trusted broker.

By joining Axi you don’t need to pay a registration fee. Yes, you need to fund your trading account, but that money is yours to withdraw at any time and any profits you make on your funded account, you keep in addition to funds allocated by Axi.

“We believe passionately that Axi Select is the best allocation programme globally” said Rajesh Yohannan, Group CEO of Axi.

“By using a live trading account, with real money and the emotions that accompany this, we believe you are more likely to be profitable longer term and make money from your own live account as well as the funded proportion. Our Axi Select account has all the controls we offer to our live account holders globally. This includes access to our award-winning fast, transparent, and fair-trade execution.”

He added “If you are a talented trader and are looking for a legitimate funding programme which is designed to truly help you succeed and profit from the financial markets, and you want the stability of an account model which has been in market for 16 years, then Axi Select is the place for you to find your Edge.”

About Axi Select*

Axi Select* is a unique capital allocation programme that was specifically designed to help you succeed as a professional trader. Axi Select* offers a generous funding of up to $1 million USD as part of a structured and fair pathway to help you meet your long-term and most ambitious trading aspirations. Solidify your trading skills, knowledge and understanding of the markets and embark on your biggest trading journey ever with Axi through Axi Select.

Why Axi Select*?

  • 100% Free to join – No registration fees
  • Earn 90% of profits on $1,000,000 USD of our funds
  • Unrestrictive trading conditions & a structured pathway that provides a fair & real opportunity for traders to become professional traders
  • Trading score (Edge score) to assess & assist with trading performance
  • Dashboard with analytics, advanced stats, and a leader board
  • Exclusive online trading room with live analysis and learning videos from professional traders. Ability to interact with fellow traders and share analysis/trading ideas.
  • Trustworthy broker with over 35+ industry awards.

Axi

How is Axi Select* different from other programmes?

Programme Axi Select Industry Standard
Registration fee No Yes
Pass Evaluation No Yes
Restrictive Trading Conditions No Varies
Number of Attempts 3 1
Leverage 100:1 Varies, majority less than 100:1
Account Type Real Trading Account Demo
Additional Tools Dashboard/Leaderboard, Edge Score, Trading Room Varies

Learn more & switch to Axi Select: https://www.axi.com/select

* The Axi Select programme is only available to clients of AxiTrader Limited. CFDs carry a high risk of investment loss. In our dealings with you, we will act as a principal counterparty to all of your positions. This content is not available for AU, NZ, EU, and UK residents. For more information, refer to our Terms of Service. Other fees and minimum deposit apply.

About Axi

Axi is a global online FX and CFD trading company, trusted by thousands of ambitious customers in 100+ countries around the world. We help all types of traders, trading businesses, banks and financial organizations find the edge they need to achieve their financial goals through informed transactions made on the world’s financial markets. Axi offers a wide range of assets including CFDs for several asset classes including Forex, Shares, Gold, Silver, Oil, Coffee, Indices, and other commodities.

At Axi, we are proud of our reputation as an honest, fair, and trusted broker. Our many awards and ‘Great’ Trustpilot reviews prove we have earned the confidence of customers who value our outstanding service, fast execution, secure payments, segregated funds, and easy withdrawals.

For further enquiries contact service@axi.com

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‘Save Ghana Football’ Kumasi demo put on hold to commence dialogue 


Converners of the ‘Save Ghana Football’ demonstration have put on hold the second protest that was scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2024, in Kumasi.

According to the organisers, the decision to halt Friday’s demonstration was the result of a positive round of talks between the group, the Parliament of Ghana, and other football stakeholders.

A statement from the ‘Save Ghana Football’ Movement said, ‘While last week’s demonstration was the first of the many things to come to ensure that football receives the right attention from those at the helm of affairs to develop the game and change our current narrative.

‘It has become necessary to put the Kumasi event on hold to make room for dialogue following approaches made to us by the Ghana Football Association and the Ministry for Youth and Sports.

‘It is an open secret that the football ecosystem is evidently collapsing, and our demand that the nation embrace this unique opportunity to reform and set the game back on the path of its glory days has so far rec
eived the right attention from the various quarters petitioned.

‘Following the official letter from the GFA acknowledging receipt of our petition and an invitation to open dialogue, the leadership of the conveners is expected to meet officials of the groups petitioned in the coming days to further dialogue on the way forward regarding our petition.?

‘Forgoing, leadership has taken the decision to put the Kumasi demonstration and all the subsequent ones on hold to meet the appropriate bodies to discuss the way forward before deciding on the next move,’ the statement said.

It also assured stakeholders of Ghana Football that the decision to put the demonstrations on hold was to give room for dialogue and put the country’s football on the right track.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Medeama to take huge step towards qualification in crucial Al Ahly encounter


Reigning Ghana Premier League (GPL) Champions Medeama SC will take a big step towards qualification to the knockout phase of the 2023/24 CAF Champions League when they take on Egyptian giants Al-Ahly at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday, February?23, 2024.

Medeama, who are making their debut in Africa’s elite competition, have accumulated four points from four matches played thus far and would be targeting a win against Al-Ahly in the penultimate Group D encounter.

The ‘Mauve and Yellow’ would be seeking to avenge their 3-0 loss in the first-leg encounter against Al Ahly, who have won the CAF Champions League a record 11 times.

Group D is a very tight one, with all teams standing a chance of qualifying for the next round, with Al Ahly on top with six points, CR Belouizdad and Young Africans having five points, and Medeama at the bottom with four points.

Interestingly, no team in the group has won more than one match from the four matches played, and matchday five would prove crucial for all teams as
they seek to bolster their chances of progressing.

Medeama, who have set their camping base in Kumasi over the past few weeks, have been preparing for Friday’s crucial encounter and recently beat Nations FC 1-0 in a warm friendly.

Medeama Club President Moses Parker says the team is eagerly preparing for the match and has promised a big package for his players when they win.

‘Medeama is going all out because this game means a lot to us. We did it in 2015 against TP Mazembe in the Confederation Cup. So repeating it won’t be difficult. This Friday, we will shock Ghanaians by defeating Al Ahly and securing qualification in Algeria,’ Moses Parker said in an interview.

After the Al Ahly clash on Friday, Medeama will wrap up their Champions League group stages campaign against? Algeria’s CR Belouizdad on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Accra 2023: Sports Minister inspects Games Village


Mr Mustapha Ussif, Minister for Youth and Sports, paid a working visit to the accommodation facility earmarked as the Games Village for the 13th African Games ahead of its soft opening next week.

The International Halls at the University of Ghana; Alexander Kwapong Hall, Hilla Liman Hall, Jean Nelson Hall, and Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall have been designated as the Games Village to house about 7,000 athletes and officials during the Games.

The Minister was accompanied by the Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr. William Kartey, together with the Chairman of the Games Family and Village Accommodation Services Committee, Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah.

The Minster was led by the Project Manager, Mr Michael Essilfie, to inspect work done so far in getting the place ready to receive the athletes and the officials.

He inspected the transportation bay, access routes, clinic, accreditation centre, restaurant, and kitchen as well as areas demarcated for welcome ceremonies and other entertainment services.

The Minster thanked
the contractors for the work done but urged them to work around the clock to get the place ready and handover before the teams began to arrive,

He said the government was committed to delivering the best games and the Games Village was the busiest area during the games period, so he urged them to make sure nothing was left to chance since Ghana was known for her hospitality.

The Committee Chairman, Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah also assured the minister that his committee would ensure maximum security and safety of the athletes during the period.

Mr Essilfie, the project manager, gave his word to the minister and his team that he would make the village ready by the timelines given.

Participating teams for the 13th African Games are expected to arrive in Accra on March 1 for the official opening of the Games on March 8.

Table Tennis and Badminton begin their games on March 3 at the Borteyman Sports Complex.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Polytank Ghana supports Ghana Cricket Association ahead of 13th African Games


Polytank Ghana Limited, a member of the Mohinani Group OF Companies has presented a water storage tank to the Ghana Cricket Association as their contribution to the 13th African Games to be hosted in Accra, Ghana.

The tank, Rambo-1500 has a capacity of 15,000lrts that can store over 3,000 gallons of water and was presented at the Achimota Cricket Oval, a venue for the cricket game during the Games.

Speaking with GNA Sports, the head of media relations at Polytank Ghana Limited, Mrs Moudline Gyan, said the donation formed part of their Corporate Social Responsibility as the development of sports was at the heart of the company.

She said the company would also service two other installed tanks at the Oval for free and continue to support the development and growth of cricket in Ghana.

She added that she hoped their donation would go a long way to help in the regular water supply at the oval to keep the pitch green and spur team Ghana to win their matches.

Mr. Emmanuel Owusu Asare, President of the Ghana Cr
icket Association, thanked the company for the gesture and assured them of using the tank for its intended purpose.

He said the federation was working around the clock to give stakeholders a befitting tournament and called on corporate bodies to come on board to support the Ghana Cricket Association.

Present was the head coach of the national men’s team Rajinda Parsad and captain of the team, Obed Harvey.

Ghana would be hosting over 7,000 athletes and officials from March 8-23 for the 13th edition of the African Games dubbed Accra 2023.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Beach Soccer World Cup: African teams come short in bid for titleGHA President calls for discipline ahead of Zone 3 IHF Male Championship

The two African countries, Sénégal and Egypt who qualified for the 2024 Beach Soccer world cup in Dubai have been eliminated at the group stage of competition, shattering their hopes of competing for the elusive title.

Africa’s Beach Soccer champions Senegal was eliminated after losing 4-6 to Japan in their 3rd and last group C game which propelled them to a 3rd place finish in their group with 3 points, 1 win and 2 defeats.

Egypt on the other hand finished 3rd in group A after winning their lone game of the competition 5-4 against USA and lost to Italy and the United Arab Emirates.

The 16 Nations competition will pit the top two teams of each group including Japan, Iran, Belarus, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, United Arab Emirates and Tahiti at the quarter finals.

The quarter finals will place Brazil against Japan, Belarus will face Portugal, IRAN will play the United Arab Emirates while Italy will face Tahiti.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Mr. Edward Patrick Nii Lante Bannerman, President of the Ghana Handball Association (GHA) has called on all participating teams in the 2024 Africa Zone Three International Handball Federation (IHF) Male Championship to be disciplined ahead of the event.

Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Borteyman Sports Complex, the President was excited that Ghana was hosting the tournament for the third time.

He thanked the Minister of Youth of Sports (MOYS), the IHF and the Confederation of Africa Handball (CAHB) for the opportunity given to Ghana to host the event.

He said, ‘We are excited we have a standard court, thanks to the government through the MOYS and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 13 Africa Games’.

Mr. Eric Mensah Bonsu, Head of Finance and Administration at MOYS said it was important to host the competition as it would give the country opportunity to test the facilities before the Accra 2023 Africa Games.

He said, ‘I want to thank the IHF for giving Ghana the right to host this importan
t championship once again. This would form part of our preparation towards the 13th African Games’.

He said the government would continue to support all federations in the country including the lesser-known sports.

He said, ‘With the commitment and leadership of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, Ghana now has a modern sports complex for the youth of Africa to develop their God-giving talents’.

Mr. Majeed Bawa, Deputy Director General at the National Sports Authority (NSA) said, Ghana was prepared to host the rest of Africa from 8-23 March 2024.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Tumu College of Education matriculates


The Tumu College of Education in the Sissala East Municipality has enrolled a total of 255 students comprising 121 males and 134 females, to begin a four-year bachelor’s Degree programme.

Professor Abdul-Mumin Selanwiah Salifu, the Principal of the Tumu College of Education, administered the oath and advised the students to strive to achieve academic excellence, which could only be achieved through hard work, dedication, and self-discipline.

Professor Salifu noted that the selection process was very competitive, as over 1,500 qualified applicants selected the College as their first choice.

He said although the Collage received 1,734 applications from candidates as their first-choice school, only 1,567 met the minimum requirements.

‘For the second choice, we had 654 and the third choice was 786. In all, 3,174 applicants expressed interest to be admitted into the College,’ he said.

Prof. Salifu said the College currently runs two main academic programmes which were the Early Grade and Primary Grade options
.

Thus, of the students admitted this year, 116 were admitted into the Early Grade alternative while 139 would be in the Primary Grade option.

However, the College had now unofficially received the green light to run the Junior High School option and were hopeful that they would have students opting for that category in the next academic year when it was officially introduced, he said.

The Principal said the College was one of the six educational training institutions that were affiliated to the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale.

He said the College was previously affiliated to the University of Cape Coast until about four years ago when it signed an affiliation agreement with the UDS, which had since provided it with an oversight academic mentorship, to ensure a strict adherence to the quality standards in the preparation of the teacher trainees on the National Teacher Education Curriculum Framework and the National Teaching Standards.

Prof. Salifu entreated the matriculants to take solac
e and inspiration from the continuing students, to avoid any problems or repeating the mistakes of their seniors, to improve on the gains so far made.

He further advised them to make good use of the available resources including the library and internet service, to make their academic work easier.

The Four-Year B.Ed. Programme is designed to prepare new teachers to become effective, engaging, inspirational, and fully prepared to teach the basic school curriculum, to improve the learning outcomes and life chances of all learners as set out in the National Teacher’s Standard (NTS).

Prof. Salifu indicated one key component of the 4-Year B.Ed. programme, which was different from the Diploma Programme was the Supported Teaching in School (STS).

He said the STS which used to be known as ‘Teaching Practice,’ now started from the first year through to the fourth year, with different levels of emphasis.

‘We have always had only two batches on campus. The current system of having all batches on campus at the same
time and this is likely to overstretch our few facilities at a stretch,’ the principal said.

He appealed to the government for assistance to expand its students’ hostel facilities to cater for the rising numbers, especially ladies, and further enhance its lecture halls.

Whilst acknowledging government’s efforts at supporting the Colleges of Education to attain their tertiary status, he appealed for an increase in the Book and Research allowance for their teachers to the equivalence of their colleagues in the public Universities.

He reminded the students that they were to take full responsibility for their actions and inactions in the school.

Source: Ghana News Agency