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Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite some lingering blustery winds and diving temperatures. We are keeping warm by firing up the coffee kettle in order to brew some cups of stimulation and looking forward to a potentially heated Senate hearing on drug prices getting underway this morning. What more can one ask? Meanwhile, here are some items of interest to get you going. May your journey today be productive and rewarding …

The much-anticipated Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices begins at 10:15 a.m. ET this morning, which you can watch right here. The session comes amid escalating tension over the cost of medicines, although the hearing is a likely opening salvo as lawmakers gear up to address the issue. Meanwhile, here is a rundown on the seven pharma executives who will be questioned, the steps they have likely taken to prepare, and some of the questions they may be asked.

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