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Top of the morning to you. Another busy day is unfolding here on the Pharmalot campus, where we are mulling over our cluttered calendar and plotting our next moves. No doubt, you can relate. After all, this is only the middle of the week and there is so much to be done. This calls, as you may imagine, for a hot cup of stimulation. We are turning to original glazed doughnut today — a sweet respite. Feel free to join us. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits. The world is a busy place, yes? Hope you make your way today. …

The U.S. Supreme Court seemed divided over where to draw the line for what threshold physicians have to cross for their prescribing patterns to be considered drug dealing — and whether doctors have to know they are misprescribing medication for it to be criminal, STAT writes. The issue in the case, which was heard on Tuesday and concerns two doctors who were sentenced to decades in prison for unlawfully dispensing opioids, centers on whether prosecutors should have to prove that not only did prescribers violate standard medical practices to win convictions, but that they did so knowingly.

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