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ood morning, everyone, and welcome to another busy day. The frigid weather has lifted, which means our short person has left for the local schoolhouse, the official mascots are snoozing in cozy corners and we have a moment to fire up the coffee kettle for needed cups of stimulation. Please feel free to join us. Remember that no prescription is required. On that note, here are some tidbits. Have a smashing day and do keep in touch …

The Trump administration has budgeted more than $2 billion in fees to be collected by the US Food and Drug Administration from industry in 2018, twice as much as this 2017, Reuters reports, citing budget documents. Noting a constrained budget environment, the proposed budget maintains that industries benefiting from the FDA approval process “can and should pay for their share.”

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