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Rise and shine, everyone, the middle of the week is here. You made it this far, so why not forge ahead, yes? As always, we are doing our best with the help of some cups of stimulation — we are quaffing hazelnut this morning — and invite you to join us. After all, a prescription is not required, so go ahead and indulge. Meanwhile, we have assembled the latest menu of tidbits to get you started on another busy day. Hope all goes well and you have a productive day. Cheers …

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted that about 400 staffers have returned to their posts from furlough, including some food inspectors and support professionals, Reuters writes. The employees returning to work, mostly without pay, include about 100 staff focused on inspections of high-risk medical device manufacturing facilities, about 70 focused on inspections of high-risk drug manufacturing facilities, and about 90 focused on inspections of high-risk biological manufacturing facilities.

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