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Smoking One Of Biggest Culprits In Appalachia’s Health Disparities

KHN Morning Briefing

Appalachia is falling behind the rest of the country in infant mortality and life expectancy. And although much attention has focused on the area’s opioid crisis, the study finds that the region’s tendency to be “more accepting of tobacco use as a social norm” is a bigger factor in its health problems.

Emails Reveal Behind-The-Scenes Drama Of FDA’s Drug Approval Process

KHN Morning Briefing

Last year, a fierce battle emerged over Sarepta’s new muscular dystrophy drug, in which FDA official Janet Woodcock approved the treatment — overruling the recommendations of a review team and an advisory committee. Newly released emails show what happened next.