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Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are just fine, thank you, despite the gloomy clouds hovering over the Pharmalot campus. Our spirits, in fact, are rather sunny. After all, as the Morning Mayor used to say: “Every day should be unwrapped like a precious gift.” On that note, time to get cracking. Here are a few items of interest to help you along. Hope you have a smashing day and keep us in mind when something fascinating occurs …

Vice President Joe Biden plans to create a nonprofit organization to tackle various cancer issues, including the high cost of drugs, he tells the Washington Post. “I’m going to begin a national conversation and get Congress and advocacy groups in to make sure these treatments are accessible for everyone, including these vulnerable underserved populations, and that we have a more rational way of paying for them while promoting innovation,” he says.

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