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Rise and shine, everyone, another busy day is on the way. Already, the Pharmalot campus has been bustling, as our short person dashed for a ride to the local schoolhouse and the official mascots have been busy chasing assorted creatures on the leafy grounds. As for us, yes, we have the coffee kettle boiling once again. Now, though, the time has come to get still busier. On that note, here are some tidbits. Have a lovely day and do keep in touch …

The U.S. Department of Defense — and not the Food and Drug Administration — would have the power to approve drugs and medical devices under a defense policy bill being hammered out by a conference committee, Politico reports. And the legislation is alarming congressional staff and officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, who say it would undermine medical safety and potentially put soldiers at risk.

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