Jon Reid



Jon is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering health policy.

Health Brief: FDA Approves Concussion-Detecting Blood Test

By Jon Reid Top Stories The Food and Drug Administration approved for the first time a blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify possible brain injuries. The test is expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation from CT scans, and if it is widely adopted, the FDA said […]

Health Brief: Businesses Push Back on IRS for Enforcing Employer Mandate

By Jon Reid Top Stories The Internal Revenue Service’s decision to enforce the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate is facing pushback from businesses, with many disputing penalties that can cost millions of dollars. Business groups are seeking to channel the frustration with a lobbying push against the coverage requirement, but they could face an uphill […]

Health Brief: Walgreens Reportedly in Early Talks to Acquire Amerisource

By Jon Reid Morning Consult just launched the first edition of our new monthly Trump Tracker, showing the president’s approval state by state, month over month. See it here. Top Stories Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is reportedly in early stage talks to acquire drug wholesale company AmerisourceBergen Corp, a move that could help boost the […]

Health Brief: Purdue Pharma to Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

By Jon Reid Top Stories Purdue Pharma LP said it has cut its sales staff in half to about 200 employees and plans to stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of how drugmakers market addictive painkillers. Purdue has been hit with lawsuits from local governments that accuse the drugmaker of downplaying the addiction […]

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jon Reid Week in Review Trump signs spending bill  President Donald Trump signed a sweeping spending bill into law hours after Congress backed the bipartisan budget deal to authorize massive spending increases for military, domestic and disaster relief programs and end a brief government shutdown. The legislation sets broad budget levels for two years and keeps the […]