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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and invigorating, because that oh-so-familiar routine of meetings, deadlines, and what-not has predictably returned. There is only one way to respond to such situations, and that is to fire up the coffee kettle and quaff a cup or three of stimulation. Our flavor this morning is Jack Daniels. Yes, you read that correctly. Such a thing exists and we find it quite helpful. While you mull this over, here are some tidbits to help you along. Hope your day is smashing and do keep in touch …

President Trump’s much-ballyhooed drug pricing address contained little of the fiery rhetoric in his campaign speeches and off-script asides, and the policy document that was supposed to detail his vague remarks offered more flash than specifics, STAT writes. It’s unclear how the proposals would work independently or together to actually save money for patients. The blueprint offers few details on how any ideas would be implemented, and barely commits the government to doing anything, often saying the Department of Health and Human Services “may” take certain actions.

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