Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 10.28.2016

See which healthcare communicators made the Health Influencer 50.

Health Influencer 50. Several longtime healthcare communications luminaries are part of the latest installment of the Health Influencer 50, revealed Friday morning. They include GCI Health CEO Wendy Lund, Bayer comms and government relations head Ray Kerins, and Cleveland Clinic corp comms executive director Eileen Sheil. Go here to see who else made the list.

Jury awards woman eight figures in baby powder case. A jury in St. Louis awarded a California woman more than $70 million after she sued Johnson & Johnson for "negligent conduct" in marketing and making its baby powder. The plaintiff claimed her use of the company’s baby powder led to her getting ovarian cancer. J&J said it will appeal.

The Atlantic on Doug Band. The magazine profiled the Teneo chief under the headline "The man at the center of Bill Clinton Inc." on Friday morning, detailing how emails disclosed by Wikileaks showing how Band monetized Bill Clinton’s post-presidency influence are another headache for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as she nears the finish line.

Trump not such a high spender on his own campaign. Donald Trump has donated just over $31,000 in rent and staff salaries to his own campaign this month, a small fraction of the millions he promised. Clinton is easily outpacing Trump in terms of cash raised in October, especially from the technology sector. The Democratic nominee is also getting a hand from YouTube celebrities.

Goodbye, Vine. The end of Vine may be sad for users who love super-short-form video and sports and current-event clips, but it could be a good thing for parent company Twitter, which can focus on its core product, according to BuzzFeed. Some of the many influencers who found a home on the six-second video platform tearily said goodbye to the service on Thursday.


On the campaign trail: Trump suggests cancelling the election (ABC News) and promises to "work on our ghettos" (Daily Beast); Associated Press: Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials; CBS News: Trump stars in attack ads of downballot Democrats. 

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