Monday, Jul 16 2018 UPDATED 9:03 AM full issue The existence of the agreement between the drugmaker and President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen — whose consulting firm was paid $1.2 million from early 2017 through early 2018 — first became known months ago. At the time, Novartis portrayed the arrangement as a brief interaction. But emails and other documents show otherwise. Stat: Novartis, Michael Cohen Contacts More Extensive Than Disclosed Earlier The Wall Street Journal: Novartis Played Down Ties To Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen, Report Says Politico Pro: Drugmaker’s Ties With Michael Cohen More Extensive Than Detailed, Report Says Stat: Novartis Needed A Consultant. The CEO’s Friend Called Trump’s Lawyer The Hill: Ex-Novartis CEO Sent Drug Pricing Proposal To Cohen This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.