FDA says there have been ‘hundreds of complaints’ about EpiPen misfires, some patient deaths followed

Drew Angerer | Getty Images EpiPen The Food and Drug Administration accused a medical company of failing to investigate “hundreds of complaints that” the anti-allergy EpiPen device has misfired “during life-threatening emergencies,” including some cases in which people later died. That stunning revelation is contained in a damning warning letter the FDA sent to the […]

BGL float ‘very likely’ next year – Matthew Donaldson

BGL float will happen when conditions are right, says chief executive Broking and price comparison group BGL is “very likely” to float on the stock exchange in 2018 if it decides this is the right course of action, according to chief executive Matthew Donaldson (pictured). The company, which owns UK price comparison site Comparethemarket as […]

JLT’s James Twining resurfaces to head up specialist broker

James Twining takes over from current chief executive of contractors insurance broker Former JLT commercial director James Twining has been appointed the new chief executive of Tewkesbury-based specialist broker Kingsbridge Group. Twining, who left JLT last April, is taking over from Kingsbridge founder and chief executive Steve Wynne, who will become deputy chairman. Wynne will […]

Hastings held failed merger talks with AA Insurance

Hastings and AA Insurance held preliminary merger talks Insurance Group Hastings held merger talks in the early summer with breakdown firm AA’s insurance business, the two companies revealed in stock exchange announcements this morning. Hastings said the talks with AA Insurance Services have now stopped. Both firms described the talks as “preliminary”. Hastings said: “Whilst Hastings […]

CFC launches dark web cyber tool

CFC Underwriting has launched a dark web cyber tool to monitor data breaches CFC Underwriting has launched a free dark web monitoring tool for its cyber insurance policyholders. CFC BreachAlert will notify policyholders in real time if any of their data is posted on the dark web or on other data breach, leak and dump […]

Admiral UK price comparison site names new chief executive

Change at the top for Admiral UK price comparison site Confused Admiral UK price comparison site Confused has promoted its finance director Louise O’Shea to chief executive, replacing existing chief executive Martin Coriat. Coriat is leaving Confused to head up sister Admiral-owned price comparison site LeLynx, which serves the French market. O’Shea has worked in the […]