And so, another working will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? Although this has been an unusual week on the side of the pond, where a holiday prompted many to disappear or kick back just a little. Nonetheless, we still have weekend daydreams to cherish. Our agenda is rather modest. We plan to spend time with our short person, catch up on some reading, and take a few naps. And what about you? Summer is here and the time is right for enjoying the great outdoors or planning a getaway. You could also make time for someone special. Or place bets on who will next be forced to depart from “the swamp.” Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …

Payments to physicians after they sat on Food and Drug Administration advisory panels have gone largely unnoticed and entirely unpoliced, Science finds. In examining compensation records from drug makers to physicians who advised the FDA on whether to approve 28 psychopharmacologic, arthritis, and cardiac or renal drugs between 2008 and 2014, there were widespread after-the-fact payments or research support to panel members. But agency safeguards against potential conflicts of interest are not designed to prevent such future financial ties.

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