Top of the morning to you, and a fine one, it is. We can tell because sunny skies and crisp breezes are enveloping the Pharmalot campus, making for a picturesque scene outside our windows. Such serenity calls for a cup of stimulation — our choice today is cinnamon mocha — and we invite you to join us. Meanwhile, we have gathered the usual menu of tidbits for you to peruse as you begin your own journey today. We hope all goes well and you conquer the world. Meanwhile, stay in touch and stay safe — wear a mask….

U.S. pharmaceutical distributors are talking to federal officials about increasing the number of companies shipping Covid-19 vaccines as part of a Biden administration push to speed inoculations, Reuters reports. The Trump administration signed an exclusive deal with McKesson (MCK) to ship vaccines for the government. The system has broadly worked, but will face new demands as additional vaccines from Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and others are expected to be added. Cardinal Health (CAH) and AmerisourceBergen (ABC) have made proposals to take on distribution.

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