By Clifton Leaf and Sy Mukherjee
May 12, 2017

Happy Friday, readers! This is Sy.

It’s been a busy week for health care news between some high-profile setbacks for certain major cancer drug makers, high-profile victories for others, the confirmation of a new FDA chief, health care merger drama, and a slew of public health reports about the opioid epidemic, hepatitis C, and U.S. life expectancy.

One big headline item: the new CDC report finding that the opioid and heroin addiction crisis is fueling a massive surge in hepatitis C cases.

Read on for the day’s news, and enjoy your weekend.

Sy Mukherjee
@the_sy_guy
sayak.mukherjee@fortune.com

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