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nd so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, as you know, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather busy, as we plan to deposit one of the short people at a summer destination and, otherwise, tend to a lengthy list of sundry matters. And what about you? This is a lovely time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. You could investigate a new hobby. Take a break from the news — real or imagined. Or simply plan the rest of your life. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is continuing to push the Senate to further increase the industry fees paid to the Food and Drug Administration, Regulatory Focus writes. The move would upend the agreed-to amounts negotiated by FDA and the pharmaceutical industry for the next five years — and allow for further cuts to the agency’s congressional appropriations.

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