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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and invigorating, because that oh-so-familiar routine of meetings, deadlines, calls, messages, and whatever else has predictably returned. But what can you do? The world keeps spinning, after all. We have a solution — firing up the coffee kettle for a cup of stimulation. Please feel free to join us while we indulge. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to help you get started. Hope you have a smashing day and please do keep in touch. …

Purdue Pharma announced late Sunday that it had filed for bankruptcy, marking the collapse of a company that reaped billions of dollars from the sale of its opioid painkiller OxyContin and other drugs, STAT tells us. The bankruptcy is part of a tentative agreement with 24 states and thousands of cities and counties that sought to recover damages incurred by responding to overdoses, fighting drug-related crime, and expanding social services to handle the widespread impact of opioid addiction.

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