Jon Reid



Jon is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering health policy.

Health Brief: Ronny Jackson Withdraws as VA Chief Nominee

By Jon Reid Top Stories White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his name from consideration to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs amid allegations of prior misconduct, including crashing a government vehicle while drunk, having a “pattern” of handing out sleeping pills and wakefulness-promoting medication without triaging patient history, writing himself prescriptions and overseeing a […]

Health Brief: Senate Panel Delays Confirmation Hearing on VA Chief Nomination

By Jon Reid Top Stories The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs’ postponed a confirmation hearing for Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, after top Republicans and Democrats raised concerns about the White House physician’s qualifications to run the federal bureaucracy and his management of the White House […]

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jon Reid Week in Review Government Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was discharged after his second hospitalization for treatment of diverticulitis, an infection of pouches in the colon that can be painful. Health and Human Services spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley said in a statement Friday evening that Azar’s doctors have advised him to rest […]

Health Brief: Study Finds Opioid Prescriptions Fell 10% in 2017

By Jon Reid Top Stories Prescriptions for opioid painkillers have been going down since 2011 but fell at a faster rate last year with a decline of 10 percent, according to new data by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, which studies prescription drug use and spending. The report also said the number of […]