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Top of the morning to you, and a fine one it is. A shiny sun is enveloping the Pharmalot campus, where our short people have departed for the local schoolhouse and gainful employment, respectively, and the official mascot is comfortably snoozing in a cozy corner. As for us, we are firing up the coffee kettle to indulge in cups of stimulation; butter pecan is our choice at the moment for those who track this sort of thing. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to help you on your journey. Hope you conquer the world today and, as always, please do keep in touch …

CVS (CVS) says Walmart (WMT) pharmacies are leaving the drugstore networks offered by its pharmacy benefit management unit in a dispute over pricing, The Wall Street Journal writes. The clash will affect people whose employers have drug benefits administered by CVS, as well as Medicaid enrollees with CVS drug coverage. If the split is completed, their plans would not pay for prescriptions filled at Walmart, which is one of the largest retail pharmacy players in the U.S., offering pharmacies in nearly all of its approximately 4,600 stores.

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