Detailed guide: Parallel export and hoarding of restricted medicines

first_imgIf you continue to breach the restrictions it will be considered a criminal offence under regulation 34(1), read together with regulation 18(1) of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012.How we decide which medicines to restrictDHSC will prohibit the export of a medicine if it considers that the following conditions are met: an immediate suspension of the licence or suspension of the supply of certain products under the licence a 28-day notice proposing to vary the licence to restrict or prevent export activity ships planes the British, UN and NATO armed forces British citizens abroad The restrictions do not apply.Exporting to crown dependencies and overseas territoriesYou can continue to export medicines on the restricted medicines list to the crown dependencies and overseas territories. The restrictions do not apply.Exporting medicines for use by international humanitarian organisationsYou can continue to export medicines on the restricted medicines list for use by international humanitarian organisations. The restrictions do not apply.Exporting medicines for clinical trials and other research purposesYou can continue to export medicines on the restricted medicines list for use in clinical trials and for other research purposes. The restrictions do not apply.Exports that have already been agreedIf you receive a final agreed purchase order from an importer before the date of restriction then you can still carry out that order. Open, rolling or frame orders placed by importers before the date of restriction can only be fulfilled if the products have been picked and packed, and transport booked.The restriction for each medicine applies from 00:00am at the start of the date of restriction.The restricted medicines list includes the date of restriction.Withholding medicines as part of stock management or stockpiling arrangementsYou can continue to withhold medicines as part of stock management arrangements agreed with marketing authorisation holders. It is not considered hoarding.You can also continue to maintain contingency stockpiles built up at the request of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) or Public Health England (PHE).Breaching the restrictionsIf you export, start hoarding or continue hoarding a medicine on the restricted list it will be considered a breach of regulation 43(2) the Human Medicines Regulations 2012.It may lead to regulatory action by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) against the wholesale dealer’s licence.This could include: the medicine is required to meet the needs of UK patients the medicine is either being exported or is at threat of being exported the export of that medicine is either contributing to, or may contribute to, a shortage of that medicine in the UKcenter_img The government has restricted the export and hoarding of some medicines.The restrictions apply to the exporting of medicines placed on the market in the UK for UK patients.Hoarding of medicines is when wholesale dealers withhold a medicine when it’s in short supply.Exporting and hoarding of medicines can create or worsen medicine shortages.This guidance will still apply once the transition period has ended.The restricted medicines list is reviewed and updated regularly. It is your responsibility to check it before exporting medicines.From 1 January 2021 you may no longer be able to export branded medicines that have been placed on the UK market to countries in the European Economic Area (EEA).Check the guidance on changes to the exhaustion of Intellectual Property rights and parallel trade from 1 January 2021.Medicines you cannot export or hoardSee the list of medicines that you cannot export from the UK or hoard because they’re needed to meet the needs of UK patients.This list is reviewed and updated regularly. It’s your responsibility to check this list before exporting medicines.The restrictions apply to exports to all countries in or outside the EEA.Sign up to receive an email alert when the list is updated.Exporting to countries in or outside the EEA How medicines are listedMost medicines are listed by virtual therapeutic moiety (VTM) and the list indicates which strengths and pharmaceutical forms the restrictions apply to. If no VTM is available, the medicines are listed by actual medicinal product (AMP).See which products are covered by a VTM in the Dictionary of Medicines and Medical Devices.If a VTM has one active ingredient, then only medicines containing that active ingredient are covered by the restrictions and not any medicines that contain multiple active ingredients.Further advice and informationEmail [email protected] if you have any questions about the restrictions. You cannot export medicines on the restricted medicines list that have been put on the market for UK patients to other countries in or outside the EEA.As of 1 January 2021 you may no longer be able to export branded medicines that have been placed on the UK market to countries in the EEA.Check the guidance on changes to the exhaustion of Intellectual Property rights and parallel trade from 1 January 2021.Exporting medicines for which you hold a marketing authorisationYou can continue to export medicines on the restricted medicines list if you, or a company in your group of companies, holds a marketing authorisation for those medicines. The restrictions do not apply.Exporting UK licensed medicines that are unlicensed in the destination countryYou cannot export medicines on the restricted medicines list that have been put on the market for UK patients, whether they are licensed or unlicensed in the destination country.Exporting medicines that are licensed under article 126a in the destination countryYou can continue to export medicines on the restricted medicines list that are licensed under article 126a of Directive 2001/83/EC in the destination country. The restrictions do not apply.Exporting medicines meant for markets abroadYou can continue to export medicines on the restricted medicines list that are manufactured and intended for markets abroad. The restrictions do not apply.This includes medicines in packaging and labelled for markets abroad but may also include medicines in UK packaging with UK labelling if they were manufactured and intended for other markets and the supply has been part of the forecast of the marketing authorisation holder.Exporting medicines to ships, planes, the armed forces and British citizens abroadYou can continue to export medicines on the restricted medicines list to:last_img read more

New call for mandatory out-of-home food labels

first_imgHealth campaigners Action on Sugar and Action on Salt are calling on government to make colour-coded nutrition labelling mandatory on café and restaurant items.In the wake of yesterday’s news that the food industry has fallen short of sugar reduction targets, the groups have unveiled an updated seven-point plan that they say will  prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, raised blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer in the UK.“Currently supermarkets provide traffic light-coloured labelling on their products, making comparison between products easier than ever,” said Action on Sugar researcher and nutritionist Kawther Hashem. “However, when eating out, we cannot easily check and make those comparisons. It is time restaurants and cafés are forced to be as transparent.”The campaigners added that colour-coded labelling, alongside percentage reference intakes, is one of the most effective ways to communicate nutrition information. They said labelling, which is currently voluntary, must now be made mandatory across all products sold in retail and on menus for food and drink available in restaurants, cafés and other out-of-home operators that have more than 20 outlets.The seven action points in the plan are:Reduce calorie intake by incremental reformulation:To achieve a 50% reduction in sugar content across all products by 2030To achieve a 20% reduction in energy density in unhealthy food and drink products (focused on saturated fat)Reduce salt intake by incremental reformulation to below 6g/day (adults), and less for childrenEscalate the Soft Drinks Industry Levy and introduce a confectionery levySugar-sweetened drinks – the current threshold of 5g and 8g per 100ml should be slowly reduced and the amount of levy paid slowly escalated.Confectionery – a similar levy should be introduced for confectionery, with the opportunity to reformulate based not on sugar content, but on energy density.Ensure only healthy products (not high in fat, salt and sugar) are marketed, promoted and advertised.Ensure all products sold and provided in the public sector, e.g. schools, hospitals, meet strict nutritional standards.Make uniform colour-coded labelling on front of pack mandatory on all products sold in retail and out-of-home, with stricter criteria for sugar.Ensure the food and drink industry increases fruit and vegetable content of products through reformulation, promotion and marketing.“Theresa May launched her Prime Minister campaign in 2016 by saying that she wanted to tackle health inequalities – obesity being a major factor in this,” said Action on Sugar and Action on Salt chairman Professor Graham MacGregor.“While some progress has been made, a much more robust and hard-hitting strategy is required to tackle the greatest threat to the health of our children. Theresa May could lead the world in tackling obesity and type 2 diabetes and must put the nation’s health first.”last_img read more

Paris tragedy provides an opening for conversation

first_imgThe grief and horror brought on by last week’s atrocious attacks in Paris are prompting anew a conversation about terrorism, religion, integration, and multiculturalism in France and elsewhere in Europe. In an email exchange, the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) asked Adjunct Professor Muriel Rouyer, a French citizen living in the United States, to provide her perspective on the events and what lies ahead for the citizens of France. Rouyer’s research focuses on judicial and transnational democracy and mobilizations, constitutionalism, European and French feminism, and French politics.HKS: Hundreds of thousands of people marched in solidarity in Paris over the weekend, showing their support and unity in light of the attacks. Can the French people and their leaders seize this moment to begin the conversation about greater integration and multiculturalism?ROUYER: There were actually millions of people marching. The debates over integration and multiculturalism have a long and complicated history in France. The bitter struggle between the church and the Republic culminated at the start of the 20th century with a strict separation of religion and state, laïcité, which became an organizing principle of the republican state and gradually pacified French society. But the tension between religion and secularism has re-emerged, in particularly contested form, with regard to the Muslims and their place in the country. The French have been living with these controversies for several decades now.What we have now, however, in the wake of this tragedy, is a great, symbolic moment and opportunity to open an honest conversation about these matters in a much more positive and constructive way. There is, at least for now, political momentum. France has awakened to a powerful civic sense of unity and support for freedom, which appears to be quite inclusive. The marchers over the weekend not only honored the memory of the free-thinking cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo, but also of Ahmed Merabet, the Muslim policeman assassinated by the terrorists, of the Jewish victims in the attack in the kosher supermarket, and of Lassana Bathily, the young Muslim and Malian employee in this supermarket who has become a national hero for hiding and saving 15 people.The French people have perhaps realized, through this trauma, that they live in a diverse society and that painful effects of hegemony, power, and inequality have poisoned the relationships within this society. A common refrain now is “No Amalgamation” (between Muslims and radical Islamists) and the government has announced the deployment of 10,000 troops — more than the number of troops abroad — to keep the domestic peace and security, particularly in places of worship and schools. The rare retaliation acts against Muslims are widely denounced and will be punished. However, being a diverse community in a world of global political violence is not easy. Many in the Jewish community feel threatened, and the Israeli prime minister has tried to encourage French Jews to immigrate to Israel. The conversation cannot be just about multiculturalism and integration. There will also have to be a frank discussion of French policy in the Middle East, its involvement in the war on terror, and especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which serves to fan internal flames in France. But for what they can control, hopefully the French are now ripe — they have no choice — for a politics of accommodation.HKS: How do the attacks affect the political fortunes of the nation’s leaders?ROUYER: It was very striking to read in the French press that the political elites want to “live up” to the French people and, having been impressed by their dignified reaction, want to avoid divisions and do more bipartisan work. Political parties as such were not allowed in the demonstration — and this excluded Marine Le Pen’s National Front, which many observers believe might benefit from any backlash against France’s Muslim population.All this says a lot about the public’s general lack of trust toward its representative elites. The French people often prefer the streets to the ballots when trying to effect change or support a political position. In this context, President Hollande has, so far, done well in this crisis. By mingling with crowds and praising the exemplarity of the people, while giving a personal example of restraint, he has boosted his popularity, which was historically low in the polls just before the attacks. The press has been complimenting his leadership in this tragedy, and he has had the benefit of European and international support — his companions in the front line of the demonstration included several European and world leaders, including some dubious ones in terms of protecting the freedom of the press.Even the center-right press has been complimentary, especially of Prime Minister Manuel Valls for his anti-terrorist stance. This meant stealing the show from former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was at the march, but not in first line, despite his best efforts (and who has been recently plotting a political comeback). As for Marine Le Pen, immediately after the attacks she was on public radio trying to capitalize on the fear of Islam, but she has since been ostracized from the French national “Sacred Union,” and now seems marginalized. But this may not remain the case for long — her party thrives on being stigmatized and excluded from the mainstream political stage.HKS: What can the French government do to help improve relations with the Muslim community and to help provide greater opportunities for Muslim youth in the country?ROUYER: The French government needs to make sure that the promises of French republicanism (“Liberté, égalité, fraternité”) effectively apply and are made available to the members of the Muslim community. (“Muslim” is actually a misleading term, because it includes many people who are not very or even at all religious — it is really a code word to describe French citizens of North African origin, whose parents were former colonial subjects.)This includes freedom of and from religion (for instance, this means making sure that mosques are protected — as synagogues are, but de facto, and contrary to what has been announced, they are not), and economic and social justice. Until now, this has not been the case and Muslims, while holders of rights like any other citizens, still suffer from all sorts of exclusions. They live in poor, marginal neighborhoods; they are still discriminated against and racially profiled when looking for work or housing or just going out at night; and they were publicly stigmatized for their cultural and religious practices.The deep frustration in the face of this huge gap between the French promise and the reality of their lives, along with strong feelings of cultural and economic alienation, made this violence — incited and manipulated by fanatics — more likely. The government should pursue a much more positive, proactive, and dynamic policy toward this community, aimed at better integration of marginalized communities, including a much more tolerant version of secularism — what in France is called laïcité. The government needs to empower Muslims as crucial interlocutors and stakeholders of a democratic, multicultural polity, giving them a voice and integrating that voice in a pluralist, republican sphere. On the economic side, it would help if the crisis in France ended. But the solution to that problem is now in the hands of the European Union, which continues to insist on its unhelpful austerity policies.HKS: How can and should the EU work on the regional level to improve economic opportunity, enhance social cohesion and lessen the terror threats facing member countries?ROUYER: The attacks in Paris have triggered the immediate convening of the European ministers of interior affairs to coordinate their anti-terrorist response, and Europe has also worked closely with the United States, though Europeans in general remain reluctant to [engage in] what they perceive as an American-style reaction (i.e., a “war on terror,” Patriot Act-type legislation, the creation of a surveillance state, etc.).In the long run, the EU clearly has a “human security”/soft power agenda, which favors economic development and social cohesion over war and coercion. The EU wishes to extend to its neighbors, particularly the unstable Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region, the successful recipes of its own model of integration, where political benefits (peace and stability) derive from the liberalization of trade and the supranational integration of markets. The EU already has several free-trade agreements with MENA countries, and the latter consider them as a great economic opportunity to develop, Morocco being a particularly successful case.Two caveats, though: Since the euro-crisis, the EU is much less credible than it used to be, and must urgently put an end to the crisis. This will entail a drastic re-evaluation of the economic policy choices that have been made so far (austerity rather than stimulus) and may accelerate the fiscal federalization of Europe in which many national leaders, particularly in Germany and other Northern European member countries, have been so reluctant to engage. And the EU must take democracy in the Arab world seriously and give more credibility to the democratic conditionality of its trade agreements, which, before the Arab Spring, included dubious dealings with unsavory dictatorships. It remains to be seen whether a region still mired in deadly conflicts and political and religious violence is amenable to the peaceful logic of interests that Europe finally arrived at following a century of wars.last_img read more

Group provides free condom delivery service

first_imgContraception is made convenient with “We Got You Covered,” a program started by Irish 4 Reproductive Health (I4RH), a student group independent of the University, that delivers free condoms to on-campus students who make requests through Snapchat. Junior Vanessa Turner, an I4RH member, said the club was formed in January of last year in order to promote safety and sexual health. The “We Got You Covered” initiative began late last semester to continue fighting for this cause.“I think it’s really important at this university that we’re not ignoring the fact that certain activities go on,” Turner said. “We can say that people aren’t having sex on campus and try to ignore that because it’s supposed to be condemned, but the fact of the matter is that people are having sex and we need to make sure that they’re doing it in a safe way.”I4RH has done condom distributions in the past outside of DeBartolo Hall, Turner said, but sought a more logistically feasible method. The Snapchat request idea was modeled on food delivery services in residential halls. The initiative is sponsored by the local Planned Parenthood and Trojan, which sends shipments of condoms to campus representatives as part of the nationwide Great American Condom Campaign. These sponsorships ensure that the condoms handed out will always be free, one of I4RH’s main goals. Before delivery, I4RH packages the condoms with information covering usage and safety.To receive a delivery, students can message the snapchat account, I4RH8, which is run by representatives from the club. A courier will then meet them at the requested time and place, usually a residential hall lobby, Turner said. Delivery hours vary each week depending on the availability of the couriers, but they tend to be late at night Thursday through Saturday. Requests can also be made in advance.Though there is potential for abuse of the program, Turner said it’s easy to distinguish the messages that are sent in jest from the serious inquiries. So far, most messages have been sincere, and the group has faced no backlash. Students seemed to be skeptical of the program at the beginning, but the program has slowly increased in popularity, Turner said.Ph.D. student and I4RH member Maryann Kwakwa said after working a few distribution shifts, she’s noticed that the climate surrounding discussion of sexual and reproductive health at Notre Dame is less open than Oberlin College, where she completed her undergraduate education.But with the variety of students from diverse backgrounds attending and teaching at Notre Dame, Kwakwa said she acknowledges that the University has to maintain a difficult balance between attracting a diverse student body and faculty and maintaining the Catholic mission. “I don’t think it’s fair to come to an institution as an employee or as a student who’s there to get an education and meet all kinds of barriers to your sexual health,” Kwakwa said. “[Condom Couriers are] filling a void right now with the idea that the University will come around to realizing that this is something that they should consider doing given the types of students that they are attracting and that there is a demand for it.” The club — which also advocates for several other reproductive health issues including the availability of birth control through University health insurance — is planning an event to raise awareness for the struggles in healthcare faced by women of color with particular attention to maternal death rates. Meanwhile, Turner said the University has a long way to go when it comes to talking about sex on campus, and Kwakwa said she hopes that providing free contraception and resources to students is a step in the right direction for making campus a safer environment.“It really isn’t about politics or people’s moral beliefs,” Kwakwa said. “It’s about preventing things from happening to allow women in particular to have opportunities to pursue their education. We have to keep in mind that these are adults and they’re doing adult things. It’s about protecting them from STDs and pregnancies.”Tags: condoms, Contraception, I4RH, Irish 4 Reproductive Healthlast_img read more

Will & Grace Officially Set for Small Screen Return

first_img We are all about these TV series reboots—especially when they star Broadway (and Smash) alums. After capturing our attention with a hilarious reunion focusing on the 2016 election, Will & Grace is officially set for a 10-episode revival on NBC.Great White Way vets and Emmy winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will reprise their roles from the beloved ’90s and early 2000s sitcom, which focuses on roommates and best friends Will and Grace and their highly quotable friends Jack and Karen. Original series creators Max Mutchnik and David Kohan are attached as executive producers, as is James Burrows, who is slated to direct the reboot after directing the show’s original eight-season run. No dates or guest stars have been announced. Get hyped up with a taste of the Will & Grace reunion below! Eric McCormack & Debra Messing(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

West Virginia Reconsiders Its Permit for 300-Mile Mountain Valley Pipeline

first_imgWest Virginia Reconsiders Its Permit for 300-Mile Mountain Valley Pipeline FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Charleston Gazette:Faced with a deadline to defend their permit approval against a federal court challenge, West Virginia regulators moved this week to back off their certification that the Mountain Valley Pipeline would not violate the state’s water quality standards.The state Department of Environmental Protection said in a Thursday letter to the pipeline developers and other state and federal agencies that it “hereby vacates and remands” its water quality certification for the controversial natural gas pipeline.Scott Mandirola, director of the DEP Division of Water and Waste Management, said in the letter that the move would allow DEP “to reevaluate the complete application to determine whether the state’s certification is in compliance” with the federal Clean Water Act.“We’ve been asking DEP to take a closer look at the more than 600 streams affected by this massive project from the beginning, so DEP’s letter is a positive step,” said Angie Rosser, executive director of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition.The Mountain Valley Pipeline would run about 300 miles from Northwestern West Virginia to Southern Virginia. It is a joint project of EQT Midstream Partners LP; NextEra US Gas Assets LLC; WGL Midstream; and Vega Midstream MVP LLC. The pipeline originates in Wetzel County and goes though Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe counties before entering Virginia.More: WV DEP vacates permit for Mountain Valley Pipelinelast_img read more

Why credit unions should work with CFPB, not against it

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Cliff RosenthalOne year ago, I left my job running the Office of Financial Empowerment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In my earlier two articles in this series, I described my departure from the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions after 32 years, and the culture shock I experienced — for better and for worse — in joining the CFPB. I did not leave the Bureau as any sort of protest, but rather to reunite the two halves of my life — my weekdays in Washington, DC, and my weekends at my real home in Brooklyn, New York, bridged by the 700 hours on Amtrak my wife and I had logged over nearly two years. Back here in Brooklyn, I have begun a third career of consulting and writing.To paraphrase the classic Joni Mitchell song, I’ve looked at regulation from both sides now. I’m a credit union lifer; to this day, I’m advising groups on organizing credit unions. But I value and strongly support the CFPB in its current, though imperfect, form. So, I’m wrestling with this question: What would it take to better align the CFPB and the credit union movement?We can agree that total alignment between the CFPB and the credit union movement is neither realistic nor attainable, even though both are on the consumer’s side. Tension between the regulator and the regulated is inevitable. But as long as it is a creative, constructive tension, it can produce better outcomes for all sides. I continue to believe that this is both desirable and possible. continue reading »last_img read more

NextGen Know-How: Three pillars of exceptional leadership

first_img continue reading » One of the biggest challenges professionals face when promoted to a leadership role is determining where to focus their time and energy. In a contributor role, we are rewarded for technical expertise and skill. The transition to leadership can be very different and challenging, as many professionals have not been prepared and developed to master the competencies that are necessary for success as leaders.I remember the first time my vice president gave me feedback after I had been promoted to assistant director of human resources. It was about two months into my new leadership role, and she called me into her office to tell me to stop doing my old job. In my previous role as human resources generalist, I performed several technical jobs, such as processing payroll and benefits. While I wasn’t still processing payroll every two weeks, anytime someone had a payroll or benefits issue, they came to me to fix them. My boss told me I needed to start delegating; fixing payroll and benefits issues was not my job anymore, and I was expected to coach my employee to perform those functions. She wanted me to focus on creating leadership programs to develop our management team. This was a big shift for me, as I had always equated my value with my technical HR expertise. But in my new leadership role, the competencies required and the value I needed to contribute were vastly different from my previous role.For many new managers, leadership can feel less tangible than their previous technical role. We aren’t sure where to spend our time, so we become fixers (jumping in to solve problems our employees should take care of) instead of facilitators (facilitating dialogue and coaching employees on how to handle challenges themselves). ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Locals react to Hancock Fire Department cancelling coyote hunt

first_imgHANCOCK (WBNG) — After intense backlash and a petition acquiring more than 20,000 signatures against the event, the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department’s second Annual Coyote Hunting Tournament has been cancelled. Johnson City resident Karen Kozlow says she signed the petition because she is against killing for sport. The department tells 12 News that anyone who signed up for the tournament will receive a full refund and anyone who donated to the tournament will have their donations returned as well. “When you threaten people’s lives it does not give a good image to the cause or the movement,” she said. “I don’t believe people should threaten other people.” Kozlow says she feels participants could learn from the community reaction “This harassment has gotten to the point where it is blocking us from being focused on our main mission, which is firefighting and saving lives,” they said in the statement. The department said in a statement to 12 News that the backlash got to be too much. In a statement to 12 News, the department said: “Organizations and individuals for the protection of animal rights have been continuously harassing the Hancock Fire Department and our members, including threats against our personal safety.” “I don’t think coyotes are a nuisance, I think it’s humans,” she said. “We’re the ones polluting the environment at an alarming rate to the point where it’s harming us.” Several Hancock residents told 12 News Tuesday that the culling of the coyote population in the area is necessary and the fundraiser would help accomplish that goal, something Kozlow says she takes issue with. Kozlow says while she does not agree with the fundraiser, she also does not agree with the aggressive behavior that the department described in their statement. “It’s killing for fun and I think making it into a contest is vile and just immoral,” she said. “Maybe they could use it as a learning experience and realize what it’s like to be threatened,” she said. “That’s what animals live like in the wild constantly being threatened by humans and if they can’t live in the wild where can they live?”last_img read more

Dan Crenshaw, Star Republican Freshman, Holds On to Texas House Seat

first_imgRepresentative Dan Crenshaw, Republican of Texas, won a second term in Congress on Tuesday, fending off a Democratic challenge in his Houston area from Sima Ladjevardian, an Iranian-born immigrant who had been an adviser to former Representative Beto O’Rourke.Mr. Crenshaw, whose victory was called by The Associated Press, had been a favorite to retain his seat, despite Democrats’ high hopes for Texas and efforts to expand their reach into the suburbs. A former member of the Navy SEALs, he has been one of the best-known freshmen in Congress since 2018, when the “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson joked disastrously about his eye patch.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The National Republican Congressional Committee and other political organizations demanded that Mr. Davidson apologize to Mr. Crenshaw, who lost an eye in combat. His graceful acceptance on the air the next week (“Thanks for making a Republican look good,” he joked to Mr. Davidson) helped make him a political celebrity, a draw for Republican donors and a regular on political talk shows.He has been a stalwart supporter of President Trump on issues ranging from the border wall to athletes kneeling for the national anthem, and has energetically defended the president’s pandemic response. Ms. Ladjevardian, who immigrated with her family from Iran to Europe and then to the United States, arrived in Houston with her husband in the 1990s after finishing law school in California. In 2015, she served on Hillary Clinton’s national finance committee.- Advertisement –center_img Two years later, she joined Mr. O’Rourke’s Senate campaign as a senior adviser, then worked on his brief presidential campaign before entering the primary in the Second Congressional District. She campaigned as a moderate, supporting a path to citizenship for the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers who were brought to the United States as children but opposing the “defunding” movement to shift money from police departments into social service programs.Despite endorsements from Houston Democrats, however, she remained a long shot. Even in the primary, she had failed to muster the 50 percent majority needed to avoid a runoff, and escaped one only because the second-place candidate withdrew from the election.The turnout in Harris County, while unusually high, failed to supply the margin she needed to take the seat. – Advertisement –last_img read more