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Rise and shine, another busy day is on the way. And it will be steamy one, too. Already, we can see the water in the official Pharmalot pool evaporating into the air. Of course, this calls for a hot cup of stimulation in order to stay cool. (This may seem counterintuitive, but science seems to support our view. Let us know if you disagree.) Meanwhile, here are a few items of interest to help you keep your own cool. As always, we hope you have a smashing day and invite you to keep in touch, especially when something saucy occurs. …

President Biden has taken his most concrete action to date on prescription drug prices, calling on Congress to pass a number of long-stalled reforms that include allowing direct price negotiation within Medicare and capping out-of-pocket drug costs for seniors, STAT writes. In a new document released hours before a planned presidential speech on drug pricing, the White House unveiled its most detailed platform yet — though even now, the document does not include any new ideas for reforming the way Americans pay for medicines.

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