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Hello, everyone, and nice to see you again after a long holiday weekend on this side of the pond. The vacation season is now officially over, as well, and we hope you have returned feeling refreshed and invigorated. And why not? A little time off is a good thing. Besides, you can settle into your routine with a few cups of stimulation, should you need it. So while you fire up the coffee kettle, here are a few tidbits to get you going. We hope your day is smashing and, as always, we encourage you to keep in touch …

The Food and Drug Administration holds an all-day hearing today — Tuesday — about biosimilars. An assortment of speakers — drug makers, patient advocates, medical societies, payers, pharmacies, and FDA officials, notably Commissioner Scott Gottlieb — will talk about a host of topics, including drug development, market competition, interchangeability, affordability, and regulation. The session comes amid rising expectations for biosimilars and simultaneous concerns about cost and access. Here is the agenda.

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