President Donald Trump is planning to nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn as Food and Drug Administration commissioner. Four former FDA commissioners and advocacy organizations have advised that acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless should be nominated for the role. A nomination must be submitted by November 1. (STAT)

Trump also doesn’t believe that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi actually wants to work with him on lowering drug prices. In a tweet, Trump said Pelosi is trying to distract voters so they won’t focus on the impeachment inquiry. Pelosi told reporters that lowering drug prices and impeachment are separate issues. (CNBC)

Johnson & Johnson has settled with two Ohio counties for $20.4 million. Cuyahoga and Summit counties will receive $10 million, with an additional $5 million for legal fees and $5.4 million for opioid-related charities. The drugmaker still faces other litigation in Ohio, as well as lawsuits nationwide. (Endpoints)

The Drug Enforcement Administration did not adequately regulate opioid prescriptions over the past two decades, according to a report from the Justice Department. The federal agency raised manufacturing quotas for the drug while failing to address misuse, the DOJ said. (STAT)

Agency staffers shared anecdotes and trivia that illustrated something fun, cool, weird or otherwise notable about their firm’s culture in MM&M’s Agency Confidential feature. Here are responses from employees at Biolumina, Heartbeat, Sandbox, Precision for Value and PulseCX. (MM&M)