Medicare could have saved $3.6 billion in a single year if it had bought generic drugs from Mark Cuban’s online pharmacy, according to a Harvard University report. In the report published this week in Annals of Internal Medicine , researchers from Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital with the Harvard Medical School made major claims that Medicare wastes money in the way it buys drugs. Their report estimates the annual Medicare Part D spending on 89 generic drugs is $9.6 billion under the current purchasing model where the government is prohibited from buying drugs directly from manufacturers. “If Medicare purchased generic drugs in the maximum quantity supplied by [Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co.], it could have saved $3.6 billion on 77 of 89 generic drugs,” said the study, which notes the savings came from cutting out drug distributors. Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and celebrity investor on ABC’s Shark Tank , pushed into the pharmaceutical industry at … [Read more...] about Mark Cuban’s pharmacy could have saved Medicare $3.6 billion, researchers find
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 By the time Marsha Lake's daughter was 6 years old, her mother could describe her as "one big muscle." Shea Ralph was born rambunctious, endlessly energetic and with a devilish competitive streak that meant mom put her in as many sports as she could handle, plus dance and piano, which didn't stick. When sometime in the mid-80s their local North Carolina YMCA started offering girls basketball, Lake was elated. She loved the sport, and besides, it was too convenient to pass up - the gym sat right behind Fayetteville Tech, where Lake taught math. "I dropped her off and when I come back the guy running it goes, 'She's really, really good,' " Lake said, her vowels bowing with a Southern twang. "And I just look at him and I go, 'Well. She ought to be.' " Ralph, who decades after her rec-league introduction to basketball is entering her second year as the head coach of the Vanderbilt … [Read more...] about The thread of Title IX can be traced through a coach and her mother
Billboards for limited edition of 50 Citroen mini electric cars are seen at the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris on Wednesday. (Photo: Reuters) PARIS: A limited edition of 50 Citroen mini electric cars sold out in less than 18 minutes, parent company Stellantis NV said, prompting the French brand to post a cheeky message to electric car pioneer Elon Musk. "Sorry Elon, the only way to get one is to buy us," Citroen wrote on a billboard at Paris' Gare de L'Est train station, referring to the Tesla CEO's appetite for deals, which has recently included a US$44 billion bid for Twitter Inc. Since the Ami's launch in April 2020, Citroen has sold 22,000 of the small electric model in Morocco, Europe and the Republic of Turkiye. The car is produced in Morocco and does not require a driving licence. It is only sold online. For the limited edition "My Ami Buggy" version, the roof is replaced with canvas that can be rolled back and metal tube gates replace the doors. It is sold from … [Read more...] about Mini EVs sell out in 18 minutes
In late May, chef Silver Cousler flew to Miami from Asheville, North Carolina, to have a “last hurrah” party before getting married and a new restaurant opening. While booking the flight, Cousler, who identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronoun “they,” felt like they had “a split-personality disorder” when the Delta Air Lines website required them to choose either “male” or “female.” Cousler is used to filling out forms using their legal name and gender, which they no longer associate with. Sometimes it can cause problems: Once, at airport security, they realised they had not booked with their legal name and had to head back to the check-in desk to verify their identity. But providing gender in order to purchase a ticket can feel like an odd and sometimes invasive step. “I think a gender identifier is really strange to me at this point,” Cousler said. For nonbinary and transgender travellers, it is a time of patchwork progress for broader gender inclusion. In the United States, … [Read more...] about Nonbinary airline passengers ask: What’s gender got to do with it?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 The Russian military will soon exhaust its combat capabilities and be forced to bring its offensive in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region to a grinding halt, according to Western intelligence predictions and military experts. "There will come a time when the tiny advances Russia is making become unsustainable in light of the costs and they will need a significant pause to regenerate capability," said a senior Western official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue. The assessments come despite continued Russian advances against outgunned Ukrainian forces, including the capture on Friday of the town of Severodonetsk, the biggest urban center taken by Russia in the east since launching the latest Donbas offensive nearly three months ago. The Russians are now closing in on the adjacent city of Lysychank, on the opposite bank of the Donetsk river. The town's … [Read more...] about Russia will soon exhaust its combat capabilities, Western assessments predict
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers reached agreement Tuesday on a bipartisan gun violence bill, potentially teeing up final passage by week's end on an incremental but landmark package that would stand as Congress’ response to mass shootings in Texas and New York that shook the nation. Lawmakers released the 80-page bill nine days after agreeing to a framework for the plan and 29 years after Congress last enacted major firearms curbs. It cleared an initial procedural hurdle by 64-34, with 14 Republicans joining all 48 Democrats and two allied independents in voting yes. That strongly supported a prediction by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., of approval later this week. Passage by the Democratic-led House could follow quickly. Though Republicans blocked tougher restrictions sought by Democrats, the accord marks an election-year breakthrough on an issue that pits the GOP's staunch gun-owning and rural voters against Democrats' urban-centered backers of firearms curbs. … [Read more...] about Senators reach bipartisan compromise on gun violence bill backed by Texas Sen. John Cornyn
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 America was convulsed with anger, joy, fear and confusion Friday after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The canyon-like divide across the U.S. over the right to terminate a pregnancy was on full display, with abortion rights supporters calling it a dark day in history, while abortion foes welcomed the ruling as the answer to their prayers. In eliminating the constitutional right to abortion that has stood for a half-century, the high court left the politically charged issue up to the states, about half of which are now likely to ban the procedure. Some states, such as Oklahoma and Louisiana, had bans already on the books that automatically went into effect when Roe fell. Hundreds of people surrounded the barricaded Supreme Court in Washington, some questioning the high court's legitimacy, while others cheered the ruling and proclaimed the dawn of a … [Read more...] about Abortion ruling exposes deep chasm over the issue in the US