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A California woman, the first in the U.S., faces federal charges for selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Most Neutrogena and Aveeno spray sunscreens are under recall after Johnson & Johnson found benzene during testing. (Wall Street Journal)
A draft bill to legalize cannabis proposes to expunge federal non-violent marijuana crimes and move oversight from the Drug Enforcement Administration to the FDA. Yet President Joe Biden is probably not on board. (Reuters, Politico)
As of 8 a.m. ET, the estimated COVID-19 toll in the U.S. included 33,947,232 cases and 608,115 deaths, increases of 30,305 and 329, respectively, since the same time a day ago.
In 2020, drug overdose deaths jumped nearly 30% from 2019, breaking records. (Washington Post)
Like the rest of the country, New York City is on the path to another “concerning” wave of the pandemic, driven by the spread of the Delta variant. (New York Times)
One in five COVID vaccine skeptics in January ended up getting their shots by June. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey reveals why many were persuaded. (Miami Herald)
Professional societies in infectious disease agreed that healthcare facilities should require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
How will colleges and universities with vaccine mandates enforce them in the fall? (NBC News)
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs a bill that prevents schools and colleges from requiring vaccines that haven’t been fully approved by the FDA. (cleveland.com)
“I really think we ought to move on,” said FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock, MD, when pressed about aducanumab’s approval. (CNBC)
Norwegian Cruise Line sues Florida’s surgeon general to have the right to ask for COVID-19 vaccine documentation from passengers and crew. (CNN)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now selling “Don’t Fauci My Florida” merchandise, building on his reputation as a foe to coronavirus restrictions. (Washington Post)
After 10 days straight of hiccups, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized for an intestinal obstruction and may need emergency surgery. (AP)
Meanwhile, Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital 10 days after his intestinal surgery. (Vatican News)
The VA is struggling with its ambitious project of bringing veteran and active-duty files into the same electronic medical records system. (Military Times)
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center gave a kidney to the wrong transplant candidate. (CBS News)
The FBI dragged its feet on the Larry Nassar sex abuse case from the start, the Justice Department Inspector General said. (Reuters)
Country singer Ashley Monroe reveals she has been diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. (Nashville Tennessean)
The “tale of two pandemics”: a return to normal for the vaccinated population and rising risk for the unvaccinated. (Yahoo Finance)
The White House is enlisting pop star Olivia Rodrigo in its mission to get more young people vaccinated against COVID-19. (CNN)
“Hot vax summer” is not the only reason to expect a spike in STIs this year. (CNN)