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Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, especially now that the Pharmalot campus has quieted down. Our shortest person made the bus ride to the local schoolhouse and the other short one has left for gainful employment. That leaves us with the official mascots, who are quietly snoozing in out-of-the-way corners, and an opportunity to fire up the coffee kettle for another cup of stimulation. Our flavor today is peppermint mocha, if you care. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits. Hope your own journey today is successful and, of course, do keep in touch …

The Council for Affordable Health Coverage, which represents insurers, employers, pharmacy benefit managers and drug makers, asked the Trump administration to stop its research into importing certain prescription drugs from foreign countries, The Hill tells us. The coalition wants the Food and Drug Administration to disband an agency group examining drug importation. The Trump administration first announced the working group over the summer and is looking at limited importation of drugs with a dramatic price increase that are not protected by patents or exclusivity.

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