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Top of the morning to you, and a fine one it is. After all, there are birds chirping by our window and a cool breeze is wafting by. Moreover, this marks the middle of the week, which means we have managed to survive this far. And this calls for celebration, yes? So please join us as we hoist another cup of delicious stimulation. Our choice today is chocolate raspberry, a yummy treat. Remember, no prescription is required. Meanwhile, here are a few items of interest. Have a grand day, and drop us a line if you hear something saucy. …

Walmart plans to help drug companies and contract research organizations identify and recruit individuals to fill their clinical trials, pitting it against Walgreens and CVS Health, Reuters tells us. Walmart Healthcare Research Institute, the retailer’s new health care research service, will find participants for clinical trials, and Walmart will also host MyHealthJourney, a patient portal that helps people find upcoming research trials and track their care. Walgreens said in June it had launched clinical trial services to increase diversity in test subjects and CVS Health began offering clinical trials in 2021.

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