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Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are just fine, thank you, despite another round of heavy snowflakes descending on the wintry Pharmalot campus. After all, our shortest person successfully departed for the local schoolhouse and the official mascots are resting comfortably and quietly. All of which is to say our task is made easier. Of course, a few cups of stimulation can help. So feel free to join us. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to aid you on your own journey. Hope today is a good one and do keep in touch …

A Rhode Island doctor was sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting he took kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics (INSY) to prescribe its fentanyl-based cancer pain drug Subsys to people who did not suffer from the condition, Reuters tells us. Jerrold Rosenberg, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John McConnell in Providence, R.I., who said the doctor effectively sold his medical license to a pharmaceutical company seeking to boost its profits. Rosenberg admitted Insys paid him $188,000 in the form of speaker fees.

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