CNN – 100 million people in path of India’s worst cyclone in five years

What is expected to be India’s strongest landfalling tropical cyclone in nearly five years is barreling towards 100 million people on the east coast, causing officials to begin emergency evacuations.

STAT – FDA approves the first vaccine for dengue fever, but with major restrictions

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first vaccine against dengue fever, one that protects against a common disease but has generated significant controversy due to evidence it can increase the risk of severe infection in some people.

NPR – How drug companies helped shape a shifting, biological view of mental illness

Historian and Harvard professor Anne Harrington believes that pharmaceutical companies have played an oversized role in determining how mental illness is treated in the United States — leading to a rise in the use of antidepressant drugs.

ABC News – ’13 Reasons Why’ study finds bump in teen suicide following season 1 release

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” which follows the aftermath of a teen girl’s suicide, has drawn criticism and controversy since it first began streaming, as many feared that it might promote suicidality.

STAT – Fixing a ‘market failure’: To develop new antibiotics, upend the incentive structure, experts urge

Superbugs, and our dwindling arsenal of drugs that can successfully combat them, are a serious public health concern. The private sector, however, is largely unwilling to take on the financial risk of developing new drugs that could help. Those treatments bring little if any profit.