Yusra Murad

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Yusra is a reporter at Morning Consult covering health care.


Morning Consult Health, Presented by Better Medicare Alliance: Insys Therapeutics Founder Sentenced to 5 ½ Years in Prison Over Opioid Bribery Scheme

By Yusra Murad   Top Stories John Kapoor, the founder of the Insys Therapeutics Inc., has received a sentence of five and a half years for participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe Subsys — the drugmaker’s addictive, under-the-tongue fentanyl product — and deceive insurers into covering the drug. Kapoor is now the […]

Morning Consult Health, Presented by Better Medicare Alliance: White House Officials Reportedly Compiled Short List of Potential Replacements for Azar, Verma

By Yusra Murad   Top Stories As tensions between Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma escalated at the end of 2019, White House officials created a list of potential replacements for both Verma and Azar in the event either was forced to leave the […]

Morning Consult Health, Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance: Johnson & Johnson Revenue Rises 1.7% Year Over Year, as Blockbuster Drug Sales Underwhelm

By Yusra Murad   Top Stories Johnson & Johnson posted $20.75 billion in revenue in its fourth-quarter earnings report, up 1.7 percent from the same quarter of last year but reporting lower sales of its blockbuster psoriasis drug Stelara and cancer treatment Imbruvica than expected. The company’s net earnings increased to $4.01 billion from $3.04 […]

Morning Consult Health, Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance: Trump Administration Reportedly Moving Forward on Waiver Plan for Medicaid Block Grants

By Yusra Murad   Top Stories The Trump administration is moving ahead with its plan to provide waivers for states interested in transforming their federal Medicaid dollars to block grants, two people familiar with the matter said, and is set to release waiver guidance as early as this month. The controversial decision is likely to […]

Morning Consult Health: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Yusra Murad   Week in Review Electronic cigarettes Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that the Trump administration is banning almost all flavored electronic cigarette products. The director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco products said the agency is open to enacting harsher regulations for menthol-flavored electronic cigarette products if […]

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