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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite, which was longer than usual for us, was refreshing and invigorating, because that oh-so-familiar routine of meetings, deadlines, and the like has returned. It may be mid-summer, but the world is still spinning, so get ready for another busy week. On that note, here are some tidbits to get you started. Hope your day is smashing and, of course, do keep in touch …

Merck disclosed that profits will be hit by a June 27 cyberattack. Manufacturing and formulation operations are still being restored, and packaging operations are largely restored. The company is in the process of restoring its active pharmaceutical ingredient operations but is not yet producing bulk product, although external manufacturing was not affected. Nonetheless, Merck says it has continued to fulfill orders and ship product.

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