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Being Taken To Level 1 Trauma Center Can Boost Survival Rate By Up To 30 Percent

KHN Morning Briefing

Las Vegas only has one of these “gold standard” centers, but it’s not the only big city to have so few. Experts say that in situations such as Sunday’s mass shooting what matters most is not the number of high-level centers, but the degree of coordination across a region’s medical network.

Behind The Scenes: How The Tom Price Story Unfolded

KHN Morning Briefing

Politico reporters describe what went into tracking former HHS Secretary Tom Price’s use of chartered jets. In other news, House Democrats want details on White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s trips.

Early Approval Of Generic MS Drug Signals Big Changes For Teva And Other Drugmakers

KHN Morning Briefing

Teva had lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to reject Mylan’s generic version of its Copaxone multiple sclerosis medication. In other drug industry news: an experimental drug is found to work on a mutant gene; advocates await Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision on a drug pricing bill; and Cleveland Clinic’s CEO wants supporters of a drug pricing ballot measure in Ohio to stop using his image.

Addiction Rehab Centers For Defendants Often Nothing More Than Lucrative Work Camps

KHN Morning Briefing

An investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting found that these facilities, which are meant to be an alternative to jail for those addicted to substances, can be nothing more than “slave camps.” In other public health news: genetic testing, the immune system, Pompe disease, pets and cancer, vaccinations, dementia and more.

FDA Chief, Called ‘Bright Spot’ By Administration’s Toughest Critics, May Be On Short List For HHS Spot

KHN Morning Briefing

Scott Gottlieb has won over many criticis by seeking to widen access to generic drugs, asserting that the agency should play a role in addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic, and announcing plans to tighten regulations on tobacco products. In other news, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reportedly asked the White House to reconsider Tom Price’s departure before the resignation of the secretary of Health and Human Services was announced.

Gottlieb Says FDA Is Encouraging Production Of Complex Generic Drugs To Bring Down Prices

KHN Morning Briefing

The head of the Food and Drug Administration says in a blog post that his agency will provide guidance to drugmakers on how to win approvals for these medications that are especially hard to make. In congressional testimony, he also says the agency supports “right-to-try” legislation that allows people with serious illnesses access to experimental drugs, but he would like the measure to apply only to people with terminal diseases.