And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather modest this time around. We plan to hang with Mrs. Pharmalot, catch up on some reading, and putter around the castle. And what about you? This remains a lovely time to enjoy the great outdoors. After all, the Great Pumpkin beckons. You could also take in a moving picture or search for a good novel. Perhaps this is also a good time to stock up on items from China before tariffs take more of a bite. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …

Sanofi (SNY) won a victory over its controversial dengue vaccine as a European Medicines Agency committee recommended Dengvaxia for use in Europe for people 9 years or older. The move follows a year-long scandal in the Philippines after the drug maker disclosed its vaccine can worsen rather than prevent future cases in people who were not previously exposed to the mosquito-borne virus. The circumstances were unique, but caused public confidence in vaccines to plummet in the country and offered a cautionary tale for addressing unexpected concerns about vaccines.

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