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Renowned Scientist With Narcolepsy: Having A Neurological Condition Can Actually Be A Boon

KHN Morning Briefing

Biologist George Church may have narcolepsy, but he’s come to realize just how much he’s benefited from it. He thinks neurodiversity — like having autism or obsessive-compulsive disorder — can actually give people an edge in certain circumstances. In other public health news: breast cancer, lymph node removal, parenting, late-night snacks and a deadly drug in Georgia.

In Face Of Growing ‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Threat, WHO Revises Advice For Last-Resort Drug Use

KHN Morning Briefing

The health organization is trying to counter the growing resistance humans have to antibiotics, which has created a world in which even the most minor of infections and illnesses can quickly turn deadly and in which diseases once thought conquered are becoming untreatable in more and more cases. In other public health news: chronic pain and dementia, what makes oncologists excited, and Legionnaires’ disease.

Dozens Hospitalized As Wave Of Overdoses Sweeps Through Central, South Georgia

KHN Morning Briefing

The substance, which people bought thinking it was Percocet, has not been identified, but officials said the street drug is “extremely potent and has required massive doses of naloxone to counteract its effects.’’ Media outlets report on the crisis out of Florida, Connecticut and California as well.

Importation, Generics Expected To Be Topics Of House Hearing On Drug Prices

KHN Morning Briefing

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is marking up a bill to renew the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to collect fees from the prescription drug and the medical device industries. In other news, next week the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will also hold a hearing on drug costs.

NIH To Try To Cut Development Time For Drugs To Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

KHN Morning Briefing

Health officials announced a public-private partnership that aims to more rapidly bring drugs related to treating those addicted to opioids to market. Meanwhile, Express Scripts is suing a drugmaker over its overdose medication, a look at how one letter to the editor helped shape the course of an epidemic, and more from the opioid crisis.