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ood morning, everyone, and nice to see you again. We took an unexpected break yesterday to tend to some matters, but have now returned and are slowly getting organized again. These things take time, yes? Meanwhile, the Pharmalot campus is as quiet as ever, now that the short person has left for the last day at the local schoolhouse and the official mascots are snoozing happily at our feet. This calls for a cup of stimulation as we sift through the collection of tidbits. Hope your day goes well, of course, and do stay in touch. We enjoy your insights …

CVS Health (CVS) is receiving millions in taxpayer money meant to provide medications for the poor and disabled, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Records from 40 pharmacies across Ohio show its CVS Caremark pharmacy benefits unit received more than $1.6 million for managing the payment for prescriptions filled in 2017, and an analysis of drug transactions covered by Medicaid showed that CVS Caremark received roughly 12 percent more from the state than it paid the pharmacies for the drugs.

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