The Daily Buzz: Medicare Cost-Cutting, NFL and Marijuana, the Most Interesting Man in the World

Mar 10 2016

The Daily Buzz: Medicare Cost-Cutting, NFL and Marijuana, the Most Interesting Man in the World

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Medicare Looks to Cut Drug Costs By Changing How It Pays Doctors [NPR]
This plan would affect Medicare Part B, and the idea is to eliminate incentives for doctors to use the most expensive drugs.

Is It Time for Football to Reconsider Marijuana? [CNN]
The NFL’s harsh penalties for marijuana use are out of step with its increasing use, often legally, for medical purposes.

How a Prisoner in Colorado Could Help End Half Century of War in Colombia [The Guardian]
Banker-turned guerrilla Ricardo Palmera is the highest-ranking member of the cocaine-funded, leftist rebel group Farc; he could play a large role in upcoming negotiations.

Stop Advertising Alcohol on Public Transport, Says Report [The Guardian]
“The industries have demonstrated again and again that they are unable to prevent the exposure of children and young people to alcohol promotion, and are unable to ensure that all forms of alcohol advertising and promotion are socially responsible,” says an Australian report.

Pawn Stars Fan Favorite Chumlee Arrested on Weapon and Drug Charges [The Washington Post]
The reality star, who has developed a cult following for his “village idiot” persona, is being held after cops found meth, marijuana and at least one gun in his Vegas home.

Dos Equis Retiring Its “Most Interesting Man in the World” [USA Today]
Actor Jonathan Goldsmith is stepping down after nine years in the job. Where do you go from there?