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Hello, everyone, and nice to see you again. Like many of you, we took a long holiday respite and indulged other interests and activities. We hope yours was meaningful and relaxing. Now, though, that familiar routine of deadlines, meetings, and the like has returned. It was inevitable, yes? And so … what can we do, but pour some cups of stimulation to cope? On that note, here are a few tidbits to help you along. Have a smashing day and do keep us in mind as you come across new and exciting developments …

There are several medicines for combating tropical diseases that doctors and infectious disease specialists say are badly needed in Canada, but cannot be prescribed because no drug makers licensed them in the country, the Toronto Globe & Mail writes. A key problem appears to be the size of the Canadian market, because drug makers cannot wring a profit from pills that only a few hundred migrants and travelers take every year.

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