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If you live in the US, you pay too much for prescription drugs

Why does the US pay more for prescription drugs than any other country? Monopolies and a government that can’t negotiate, scientists said in a paper that may provide ammunition for lawmakers aiming to lower drug costs. Researchers from Harvard Medical School dug through medical and health policy papers published in …

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5 summers that were worse for movies than 2016

Every summer is the worst summer! But let’s be real — every summer is the worst summer! Part of that is just the nature of summer — we’re always in a bad mood by the end of it; it’s always over before we’ve taken advantage of it in the way …

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Meet the man who wants to disrupt the Happy Birthday song

There’s nothing like walking into a souvenir shop, running your hands along the personalized keychains, and feeling the rush of finding a tiny piece of plastic with your name on it. Am I right, Toms and Sarahs of the world? Up top! Okay, I wouldn’t know. In so many displays, …

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Google will punish sites that use annoying pop-up ads

Google is about to deal a small blow to some of the most annoying ads on mobile: pop-ups and interstitials. It’s not a stretch to argue that readers don’t like these ads. So Google is making a call that websites that use pop-ups and interstitials are worse search results and …

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Apple said to have a curved iPhone in 2017, just like Samsung

Apple will reportedly release a trio of new iPhones next year, including one premium model with a curved display similar to those used in Samsung devices. That’s according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, which quotes a source “familiar with Apple’s plans.” The anonymous tipster told the publication: “There …

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