Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the middle of the week. Congratulations on making it this far and remember, there are only a few more days until the weekend arrives. So keep plugging away. Meanwhile, we are coping with especially chilly winds whipsawing the Pharmalot campus by — yes, you guessed it — brewing a few cups of stimulation. Our choice today is cinnamon dolce. Yum. And now, time to get cracking. Here are a few items of interest to help you on your journey today. Hope you have a smashing time and do keep in touch.

A growing percentage of adults did not have enough money to pay for prescription medicines over the past year and only a fraction of Americans believe President Trump is doing enough to lower drug costs, which is a key campaign issue for him, STAT writes, citing a poll. Nearly 23% reported they lacked the funds this past September to pay for a prescription during the previous 12 months, up from 18.9% in January. All totaled, about 58 million adults experienced “medication insecurity.” Just 7% say Trump has made any progress lowering costs.

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