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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 quite modest, since we will spend more time observing ancient traditions. Beyond that, we look forward to some naps. And what about you? This is a fine time to enjoy the great outdoors — those apples are dying to be picked or you could take a long drive to clear your head. Or perhaps you can speculate on how “tax reform” will change your calculus. Meanwhile, we should note this is national cup of stimulation day. Have on one us. In any event, whatever you do this weekend, enjoy. But be safe. See you soon …

Amerisource Bergen (ABC) agreed to pay $260 million to resolve criminal charges of distributing cancer drugs from a facility that was not registered with the Food and Drug Administration. The wholesaler removed the drugs from vials and repackaged them in plastic syringes that contained particles of foreign matter, but told customers the products met purity standards, according to the feds (here is the plea agreement and misdemeanor information).

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