Generic cholesterol drugs save medicare billions of dollars, study finds

The switch from brand name to generic cholesterol medications that occurred between 2014 and 2018 has saved Medicare billions of dollars, even as the number of people on cholesterol-lowering drugs has increased, UT Southwestern scientists have calculated. Their data, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, suggest that policymakers and clinicians could help cut Medicare costs […]

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Disney faces more ‘Mulan’ backlash after film thanks Xinjiang government agencies in credits

The Xinjiang province is home to detention camps that have held Uighur Muslims, where detainees have allegedly been subjected to human rights violations. Disney is facing a new round of controversy, including calls for a boycott, after it was revealed that the new live-action remake of “Mulan” thanked Chinese government agencies that have been accused […]

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People who were children when their parents divorced have less ‘love hormone’

People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin—the so-called “love hormone”—when they were adults than those whose parents remained married, according to a study led by Baylor University. That lower level may play a role in having trouble forming attachments when they are grown. Oxytocin—secreted in the brain and […]

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CD Projekt insists Cyberpunk microtransactions are for multiplayer only

CD Projekt has moved to clarify the nature of microtransactions in Cyberpunk, insisting they’re planned for the multiplayer game only. CD Projekt boss Adam Kicinski said in a recent financial earnings call that the company is looking for ways to encourage Cyberpunk players to spend money without upsetting them. “Well, we are never aggressive towards […]

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