Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite ongoing issues with the Pharmalot heating machine. We choose to take the long view, however, and recall that spring is only a few weeks away. After all, as the Morning Mayor once said: “Every brand new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift.” So while you tug on the ribbon, we will brew another cup of stimulation and forage for interesting items. Speaking of which, here a few to get you started. Hope your day is successful and do keep in touch …

Two young Insys Therapeutics (INSY) salesmen wearing sunglasses and hoodies dance next to a giant spray bottle depicting its Subsys painkiller in a thumping, five-minute rap video made to urge sales reps to get more doctors to prescribe the addictive opioid, The Boston Globe reports (watch here). At one point, a Subsys bottle with a label marked 1,600 micrograms appears in a playground where the salesmen are rapping, and then joins the duo. The refrain in the song, inspired by the rapper A$AP Rocky, is, “I love titration, yeah that’s not a problem. I got new patients, and I got a lot of ’em.”

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