Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite the soggy skies overhead. After all, as the Morning Mayor used to say: “Every new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift.” So while you tug on the ribbon, we will brew another cup of stimulation — chocolate raspberry is our choice — and continue foraging for items of interest. Speaking of which, here is the latest selection. Meanwhile, we hope you have a smashing day and achieve all your goals. One small note, we will back on Thursday as we sequester tomorrow to observe ancient rituals. A colleague will be here in our stead. Ta-ta!
The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Biden administration for an opinion on whether it should hear a challenge by Teva Pharmaceuticals to a $235 million award to GlaxoSmithKline in a patent dispute over generic heart medication, Reuters notes. Teva appealed a lower court ruling that reinstated the jury award for GSK. The case could affect the future of so-called “skinny labels,” which allow generic drugmakers to avoid patent lawsuits if a generic drug label omits potentially infringing uses of a brand-name drug. Teva has argued that it followed U.S. Food and Drug Administration instructions to “carve out” from its label a patented method for using the drug to treat heart failure.