Good morning … The health care world suffered a big loss this weekend with the death of Politico’s Brett Norman. Brett was a smart reporter, full of depth and a strong command of the most complicated issues of health and medical science. And he was a warm, generous and decent person, always remarkably easy to get along with.
Our thoughts are with his Politico colleagues, his wife Kate and his whole family.
What we're watching this week: The Senate health committee marks up its opioids bill on Tuesday, and the Veterans Affairs Committee hears from Jackson on Wednesday.
Senate appropriations hearing Tuesday on the FDA's budget; Senate homeland security panel hearing Thursday on HHS' efforts to combat human trafficking; House Ways and Means Committee hearing Thursday on innovation in health care.
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