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Hello, everyone, and how are you this fine, sunny morning? The middle of the week has arrived, as you may know, so why not celebrate with a delicious cup of stimulation? After all, you made it this far, which is a likely sign of surviving another few days. And of course, no prescription is required, which is a good thing. And while you drink up, you can peruse some of the tidbits we have assembled to help you start the day. Hope you conquer the world and, as always, do keep in touch …

Drug companies and other organizations with vested interests are using slick advertising campaigns to downplay consumer concerns over giving antibiotics to animals, according to The Guardian and The Bureau of Investigation. For instance,  the Enough Movement, which is funded in part by the Elanco animal health unit at Eli Lilly (LLY), potentially confuses consumers who are increasingly looking for antibiotic-free meat by shifting the debate from resistance to residues. Scientists believe antibiotics given farm animals is a major cause of the growth of antimicrobial resistance.

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