The New York Times – States are making progress on opioids. now the money that’s helping them may dry up
Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.

The Guardian – First Ebola patient in eastern DRC’s largest city dies
The first Ebola patient in the largest city in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has died, authorities have said.

Politico — Exclusive: Trump to order drive for improved flu vaccine
President Donald Trump is readying an executive order that would direct HHS to overhaul the development of flu vaccine and encourage more Americans to get vaccinated, say nine people with knowledge of the plan and according to internal documents reviewed by POLITICO.

The Guardian — UN Aids target to end epidemic by 2030 at risk as funding falls for first time
The UNAids report, published on Tuesday, showed mixed progress, with certain countries making solid gains but others experiencing rises in both new infections and Aids-related deaths.

NPR — Federal judge orders release of dataset showing drug industry’s role in opioid crisis
For the first time, a federal court in Ohio is releasing a trove of data that offers far more detail about the size and scope of the nation’s opioid epidemic — and about the role played by drug companies and pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens and Johnson & Johnson that profited from the rapid growth of prescription opioid sales.

Pew Stateline — States diverge on transgender health care
States are diverging on whether to provide gender reassignment services, such as hormone treatments and surgery, under their Medicaid programs.