Hello, everyone, and how are you this morning? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite the gloomy skies hovering over the Pharmalot campus. After all, as the Morning Mayor used to say: “Every day should be unwrapped like a brand new gift.” So while you tug on the ribbon, we will brew more cups of stimulation — chocolate cherry decadence has our attention today — and forage for interesting items. Speaking of which, here are your tidbits. Hope your day is splendid and, as always, do keep in touch.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee holds a hearing today at 10 a.m. EST to discuss prescription drug pricing. The gathering will focus on a recent report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which offered some provocative suggestions, although this will be the third hearing on drug prices that the Senate health committee has held this year. You can watch here.

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