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

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 and follow us on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter) @Fortrea.

Fortrea Contacts:
Fortrea Media: Galen Wilson – 703-298-0802,
Fortrea Media: Kate Dillon – 646-818-9115,

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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.


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:

* 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

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Sometimes very cloudy with scattered and temporarily stormy and heavy showers

The weather Wednesday is sometimes very cloudy with scattered and temporarily stormy and heavy showers in the north and in the centre west and south. Hailfall is expected in some places.

The wind is blowing north quite strong to strong near eastern coasts and on heights, moderate to light elsewhere.

The sea is choppy in the north, rough to very choppy in eastern coasts.

Highs are generally ranging between 15°C and 21°C, hovering over 12°C on western heights.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tunisia seeks unified stance in runup to 13th WTO Ministerial Conference

Tunisia is currently working on a unified stance and a set of priorities as it gears up for the World Trade Organisation’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) which will take place on February 26-29 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Minister of Trade and Export Development Kalthoum Ben Rejeb Tuesday told a meeting of the national commission in charge of relations with the WTO there is need to come up with a unified national position through coordination between various agencies, ministries and the private sector on WTO negotiating topics, in line with Tunisia’s interests. ,

Priorities mainly include reforming trade rules in agriculture and food security, revamping the mediation mechanism.

The WTO is an intergovernmental organisation based in Geneva which is tasked with regulating and facilitating international trade.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

French enterprises take keen interest in investing in Southern Tunisia

Jean-Matthieu DELACOURT, the President of the French Union of Very Small Enterprises (French: FTPE), said several French businesses take keen interest in investing in southern Tunisia, mainly in alternative tourism, industry and textile.

A scaled-up cooperation in vocational training is also sought, he also told Secretary of State for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Samir Abdelhafidh.

The talk held Tuesday in Tunis focused on possibilities to exchange expertise in connnection to the mechanism of small and medium companies, in addition to opportunities to invest in the governorates of Médenine and Tataouine, in particular.

Tunisia is willing to support these potential projects, particularly as a number of Tunisian expatriates are involved, the Ministry of Economy and Planning said.

The minister commended the FTPE for taking interest in investing in Tunisia and placed emphasis on the importance of projects which it intends to launch, mainly in Médenine and Tataouine.

Jean-Matthieu DELACOURT is leading a
delegation of business operators on a working visit to Tunisia to learn more about investment opportunities.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

ARP discusses bill on “Sidi El Kilani” hydrocarbon exploitation concession

A bill on a special concession agreement for the exploitation of hydrocarbons known as “Sidi El Kilani” and its annexes was discussed on Wednesday at a plenary session of the Assembly of People’s Representatives (ARP).

The draft law, which contains only one article, concerns the contract signed on February 6, 2023 between the Tunisian State and the Tunisian Petroleum Company (ETAP).

The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy decided to renew the concession with ETAP after its expiry on December 24, 2022 in view of its performance and in order to maintain and increase national production of hydrocarbons.

Studies have shown that the net profitability of this concession is estimated at US$ 26.4 million and the recoverable production at around 2.061 million barrels of oil.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tunisian date export revenues up 23.4% to end January 2024

Export earnings from Tunisian dates increased by 23.4% to 448.6 million dinars during the first four months of the 2023/2024 campaign (until the end of January 2024) compared with the same period of the 2022/2023 campaign, according to data published by the National Observatory of Agriculture (ONAGRI) on Wednesday.

The quantities of dates exported during this period reached 70,300 tonnes, up 18.9%, compared with the same period the previous season.

The Observatory also reported that the average export price for these four months increased by 3.8% to TND 6.39/kg, compared with TND 6.15 /kg for the same period last year.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tunisian Trade Office to import 2,000 tonnes of bananas from Egypt for Ramadan

The Tunisian Trade Office (French: OTC) is planning to import almost 2,000 tonnes of bananas from Egypt in the month of Ramadan. The retail price will not exceed TND 5, said Director General of Competition and Economic Investigations at the Trade and Export Development Ministry Houssemeddine Touiti.

Tunisia opted for importing bananas from Egypt as part of an approach to diversify the fruit supply during the holy month, Touiti told TAP in an interview.

The Tunisian market will be supplied with a variety of fruits, including citrus fruits with an estimated production of 365,000 tonnes this season.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tunindex continues upward trend

Tunindex continued the upward trend after closing Wednesday’s session up 0.26% to 8,471.43 points, bringing its annual performance to +1.83% with a low volume of TND 1.7 million, according to broker Tunisie Valeurs.

STP shares were the best performers of this session, after posting a 5.4% rise to TND 3.530, with a trading volume of TND 16,000.

City Cars shares increased by 3.4% to TND 13.240, generating TND 18,000 in trading. The share’s performance since the start of the year also rose by 6.1%.

MIP shares saw the biggest fall during the session, dropping by 7.1% to TND 0.130, with almost no trading volume.

ENNAKL shares closed the session in red after falling by 2.5% to TND 10.7, trading for TND 92,000. The share’s performance since the start of the year also dropped by 14.4%.

UIB shares rose by 1.2% to TND 25.3. These shares were the most traded during this session, feeding the market with a capital of TND 160,000.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Dams filling rate reaches 34.2% (ONAGRI)

The filling rate of dams reached 34.2%, from September 1, 2023 to February 21, with stocks estimated at 791.9 million m3, according to data published, on Wednesday, by the National Agricultural Observatory (Onagri).

As of February 15, 2024, water inflows into the dams were limited to 455.8 million m3, down significantly compared to the average recorded in recent years (1051.5 million m3). It should be noted that 95% of this water is supplied by the northern dams, while the waters of the central and Cap Bon dams represent only 4% and 0.6% respectively.

Water supplies during this period were higher than those recorded a year earlier (259 million m3). It should be noted that the filling level varies from one dam to another. The filling rate of Sidi Salem dam represents 36% , while the filling level of the two dams of Sejnane and Sidi SaSd amounts to 29% and 23% respectively.

Regarding those of Bouhertma and Joumine, the filling level was, respectively, at 56% and 26%.

Onagri also reported a decrease in the q
uantities of rainfall over the last 4 months, reaching 84.5 mm, against an average, during recent years, of nearly 144.5 mm, which represents a rainfall deficit oscillating between 27% and 68% (depending on the region).

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse