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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and refreshing, because the relentless routine of meetings, deadlines, and what-not has, predictably, returned. To cope, yes, we are quaffing cups of stimulation — vanilla macadamia nut is on top, for those tracking the variety — and, as always, we invite you to join us. Remember, no prescription is required. On that note, here are some tidbits to help you get going. Hope you have a smashing, and please keep in touch …

Following a clash with the Greek government over its decision to withdraw a cancer drug from the market, Roche (ROG) has done an about-face and decided to make the drug available to patients for free, according to Euractive. The Greek health minister accused Roche of blackmail after the drug maker moved to withdraw a cancer drug from the market in response to mandatory discounts imposed by the government.

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