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Breakfast Briefing, 8.22.2017: The 4 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning

What to watch: President Trump's speech on Afghanistan and Arizona rally, Johnson & Johnson pays out more on talc lawsuit, and brands distancing from Trump.

Sanofi adds WPP to creative roster in agency review

Sanofi adds WPP to creative roster in agency review

Frazier's call earns him praise, rare for a pharma CEO

Frazier's call earns him praise, rare for a pharma CEO

Frazier's statement was a rare moment of humanity and personal perspective from a leader in an industry that speaks most often to investors and each other.

Johnson & Johnson in breach of UK drugs rules over Nicorette marketing

Johnson & Johnson in breach of UK drugs rules over Nicorette marketing

Johnson & Johnson has breached the UK drug regulation code in three places in promotions for smoking cessation product Nicorette.

ALS Association brings on Kwittken for Every Drop Adds Up campaign

ALS Association brings on Kwittken for Every Drop Adds Up campaign

The nonprofit organization previously worked with Porter Novelli and ad agency Red Deluxe during the Ice Bucket Challenge craze.

Former Cleveland Clinic chief communications officer Angela Calman joins IBM

Former Cleveland Clinic chief communications officer Angela Calman joins IBM

Calman is joining the technology company as VP of comms for Watson Health.

CDC Foundation refreshes look after more than two decades

CDC Foundation refreshes look after more than two decades

The CDC Foundation has revealed an updated logo, website, and tagline that is more inclusive of its work with private-sector partners.

Edelman veteran Mary Corcoran named president of W2O's Twist Mktg

Edelman veteran Mary Corcoran named president of W2O's Twist Mktg

Corcoran spent more than a decade at Edelman, most recently as COO of its New York office.

Astellas ups Moyra Knight to comms, corporate citizenship role

Astellas ups Moyra Knight to comms, corporate citizenship role

She will also continue to serve as president of the Astellas U.S.A. Foundation.

Breakfast Briefing, 7.27.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning

Your need-to-know news for Thursday morning: The CEO of Huntsworth Health has stepped down, Qatar has hired two shops to shape public opinion, and Anthony Scaramucci posted and deleted an eyebrow-raising tweet.

Huntsworth Health CEO Matheson departs after eight years

Huntsworth Health CEO Matheson departs after eight years

The CEO of Huntsworth's biggest and fastest-growing unit Huntsworth Health, which includes Nitrogen and Tonic Life, has departed after eight years.

The long and short of it: GE premiers Heroines of Health documentary in bite-size form

The long and short of it: GE premiers Heroines of Health documentary in bite-size form

The healthcare company released the documentary in minute-long snippets over a month, then debuted the full film this week.

Hijacked by shampoo or an increasingly relevant place for PR to shine? Experts dissect Lions Health at Cannes

Hijacked by shampoo or an increasingly relevant place for PR to shine? Experts dissect Lions Health at Cannes

The Lions Health festival celebrated its fourth birthday this year. With the sun of southern France now a distant memory, we ask four people whether the newest addition to the Cannes schedule is gaining traction and respect in its specialised but lucrative target audience.

Edelman Chicago health head Will Collie goes west to lead Southern California region

Edelman Chicago health head Will Collie goes west to lead Southern California region

Collie will also lead the firm's Los Angeles office.

Management consultancies can't just 'buy' agency culture, Sorrell says

Management consultancies can't just 'buy' agency culture, Sorrell says

Sir Martin Sorrell has described consultancy groups buying creative agencies as "a bit strange" and questioned if they can "buy culture".

Huntsworth buys 260-strong health group TCEG for £24.7m and signals US ambition

Huntsworth buys 260-strong health group TCEG for £24.7m and signals US ambition

Huntsworth has acquired WRG owner The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) from private equiry firm LDC for a total of £24.7m, in a move to bolster its offering in the healthcare sector and the US market.

MAC Cosmetics uses two brand films to improve understanding of trans community

MAC Cosmetics uses two brand films to improve understanding of trans community

The brand released More Than T and Trans102 to celebrate Pride and portray transgender people with humanity and nuance.

Pfizer celebrates the faces behind its vaccines with micro-documentary

Pfizer celebrates the faces behind its vaccines with micro-documentary

The video is part of Pfizer's ongoing corporate ad campaign Before it Became a Medicine.

How GMHC and FCB Health are taking on the blood-donation ban for gay men

How GMHC and FCB Health are taking on the blood-donation ban for gay men

A year after the Pulse nightclub shooting brought the issue back into the spotlight, nonprofit GMHC is urging an end to restrictions on gay, bisexual, and transgender men donating blood.

Bliss picks up Medicare work for Aetna

Bliss picks up Medicare work for Aetna

The firm was awarded the contact last week.

Analysis

Drugmakers must take the lead on opioid epidemic comms, say experts

Drugmakers must take the lead on opioid epidemic comms, say experts

Drugmakers are increasingly facing blame from regulators, lawmakers, and the public as the list of lawsuits and investigations at the state and local levels grows.

Patient advocacy groups go down to the wire opposing Obamacare repeal bill

Patient advocacy groups go down to the wire opposing Obamacare repeal bill

Organizations such as the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society have teamed up to fight the latest iteration of healthcare reform in Congress.

On the chopping block again: Planned Parenthood steps up comms amid defund debate

On the chopping block again: Planned Parenthood steps up comms amid defund debate

"Defund Planned Parenthood" is a common rallying cry in Washington, DC, in the early months of the Trump administration. How the organization is fighting back.

Caught in the middle: Healthcare communicators anxiously wait out Obamacare debate

Caught in the middle: Healthcare communicators anxiously wait out Obamacare debate

Healthcare communicators are monitoring each word of the debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

Brexit: A buying opportunity for UK PR?

For almost half the country, the narrow victory for Brexit was a portent of doom but, while sterling has fallen to historically low rates - plunging to a 31-year low immediately after the result - predictions of immediate Armageddon now seem far-fetched.