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. We hope to catch up on some naps and our reading, hang with our short people, and stroll with our official mascot. And what about you? With a long, holiday weekend on this side of the pond, you could take time to binge watch a favorite show or curl up with a good book. You could also make time for someone special. Or place bets on when the U.S. government will re-open for business. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you on Tuesday …

The Food and Drug Administration plans to furlough more people and suspend lower-priority tasks to preserve money for drug reviews, including for new treatments for depression, diabetes, and several types of cancer, The Washington Post says. With money for drug reviews rapidly diminishing as the government shutdown drags into its fourth week, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says that he plans to curtail “discretionary activities” and call for additional furloughs in areas in which workloads have been reduced due to the shutdown.

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