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And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather modest. We plan to engage in a series of ancient rituals, hang with our short person, and catch up on sundry matters in between several rounds of napping. And what about you? Spring is here, which is always a good time to putter around the grounds or enjoy the great outdoors. If you have not already done so, you could file your taxes — remember, the U.S. Treasury needs your help. Or you could simply ponder the rest of your life. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …

A former CVS Caremark (CVS) executive was tapped to lead the federal government effort to lower drug prices, The Hill reports. Daniel Best, a vice president of industry relations for CVS’s Medicare Part D business, was named senior advisor for drug pricing reform by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. The appointment comes as the Trump administration readies a proposal to lower drug prices, although some of the ideas that have been floated do not directly address drug makers.

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