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$1400 for Paxlovid

Pfizer will distribute a 5-day course of Paxlovid for $1400 starting later this year. Pfizer is expected to offer discounts through private insurers, but exact numbers have yet to be released. Those on Medicare will be able to get it for free through 2024.

Amazon drone prescription delivery

Amazon customers in College Station, Texas can now get their medications delivered by drone within an hour of ordering. Once at the customers address, the drones will descend to a high of 13 feet and drop a padded package. Customers will be able to choose from a list of 500 medications. College Station is the second city where drone delivery is available. Lockeford, California was the first to implement drones.

Hitting snooze could have benefits

Hitting the snooze button could improve cognitive function throughout the day, a new study suggests. "The findings indicate that there is no reason to stop snoozing in the morning if you enjoy it, at least not for snooze times around 30 minutes,” Tina Sundelin, corresponding author said in a statement. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it’s essential to get enough sleep but more than a third of Americans fail to do so.

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