NH and VT Settle with Bristol-Myer Squibb
NH and Vermont’s Attorney Generals joined 41 other Attorneys Generals in a complaint and settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS). The settlement is for the drug company’s alleged improper marketing of Abilify. The FDA approved the drug in 2002 for treatment of Schizophrenia. The States allege that Abilify that BMS promoted Abilify for use in elderly patients with symptoms consistent with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, despite the lack of FDA approval for these uses and without establishing the drug’s safety and efficacy for that use. In 2006, the FDA required that BMS place a “black box warning” on Abilify stating that elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis who are treated with antipsychotic drugs have an increased risk of death. In addition, the complaint alleges BMS promoted Abilify for uses in children that were not approved by the FDA, and BMS made deceptive statements and minimized and misrepresented Abilify’s risks.
Vermont will receive over $220,000 and NH will garner over $243,000 from the over $19 million-dollar settlement for all the states.
Young Moose Takes a Dive Into Family Pool
Chester VT Police Chief and a Vermont Game Warden were tasked with removing a young moose from a family pool on Thursday morning. According to the Chester Telegraph Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud and Det. Andy Brothers responded to the call around 8:35 am and found the young moose knee-deep in a family swimming pool. The pool had been drained of most of its water and covered. Tracks leading from the woods behind the house off Route 10 in Chester, ended on the pool deck, where the animal fell into the water.
Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud lassoed the moose and then straps were put underneath to lift the moose out of the pool. The wayward animal is now back in the woods chilling with his mom.
Hubert’s To Close Goffstown Store Hubert’s Family Outfitters will be closing the Goffstown location at the end of the four-year lease at its Mast Road location. An exact closing date hasn’t yet been set, but the store will close sometime before February. Since the Shaw’s Supermarket that was previously located there closed in 2013, not enough customers have been coming to the area, she said. The store opened in 2012 and, at the time, was the retailer’s newest location.
Fire in Weathersfield’s Home Started in Furnace
A Weathersfield VT home sustained minimal damage to the upper levels from a 2-alarm fire that started shortly before 5:30 pm Thursday. Fire Officials say black smoke was showing from the building when the Weatherfield’s units arrived at the Maple Street residence. The home owner and sole occupant made it safely outside and told firefighters the fire started in the basement. According to Fire Chief Josh Dauphin, the fire started in the oil furnace but the cause is unknown. Most of the damage was in the basement of the residence. Twelve Mutual Aid fire companies were the scene West Weathersfield Fire Department were back in their quarter by 9:00 pm.