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‘A President Who Simply Does Not Care’ About HIV/AIDS: 6 Angered Experts Quit Trump’s Panel

KHN Morning Briefing

The members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS write that the administration “pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease.” The White House disputes the former advisers’ characterizations. “Well, I mean, respectfully, the president cares tremendously about that and the impact it has,” Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.

The One-Paragraph Letter That Helped Shape The Opioid Epidemic

KHN Morning Briefing

A letter, published in a 1980 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, has been twisted and misrepresented by the makers of painkillers to prove their products are not addictive. In other news, researchers look at why treating opioid addiction can be complicated and the American Medical Association backs supervised injection sites.

Stem Cell Scientists Worry Unregulated Clinics Undermine Actual Progress In Field

KHN Morning Briefing

The researchers are optimistic about where stem cell therapy is headed but they fear horror stories stemming from some clinics will derail public support. In other public health news: Alzheimer’s, a surgery gone wrong, brain injuries and depression, dog bites, transgender children, and more.

A ‘Safe’ Space To Shoot Up: Worth A Try?

KHN Original

A bill pending in the state legislature could make the Golden State the first in the U.S. to open establishments where intravenous drug users can shoot up under medical supervision. Proponents say that would save lives.

Slight Mutations To Bird Flu Virus Would Make It Easier To Spread Between Humans

KHN Morning Briefing

Right now, it’s not easy for humans to pass the virus to each other. And scientists aren’t bracing themselves for the next pandemic quite yet. “[W]e’ve got to be careful that we separate the elegance of the science and the likelihood” of it happening, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.