Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here, holding down the remote Pharmalot fort in Boston as offices across the nation empty out for the last gasp of summer, aka Labor Day weekend. We hope you’ll join us in honoring the working women and men of the world, but before you fire up that barbecue, here are some news items of note. Send us more if you got ’em — Ed Silverman returns on Tuesday.
A sweeping new analysis adds to the evidence that many women who take hormone therapy during menopause are more likely to develop breast cancer — and remain at higher risk of cancer for more than a decade after they stop taking the drugs, STAT reports. Experts say the findings could shape how women and their health care providers decide how to manage symptoms of menopause.