It’s true: Another weekend has drawn to a close, and the rush of meetings and deadlines is back for another five days. But hopefully you had a relaxing weekend? And hopefully you have a cup of stimulation in hand to get you through this morning? STAT reporter Rebecca Robbins here, filling in to bring you your morning headlines while the Pharmalot campus enjoys a much-deserved week off. Do drop us a note if you hear anything interesting.
Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck (MRK), is resigning from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, prompting an angry rebuke on Twitter from Trump, STAT tells us. Frazier cited “a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism,” joining a wave of critics after Trump didn’t specifically condemn white supremacists after several people were killed and more injured when racist demonstrations turned violent over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.