Good morning ... Some exciting news: Beginning next week, my colleague Caitlin Owens will be taking over as the lead author of Vitals. As you've probably noticed, Caitlin is one of the smartest and best-sourced health care reporters in Washington. You're in good hands.

I'm not going far — I'll still be writing and editing. And you can help me make this last week of newsletters count by sending your very best tips to

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