STAT — U.S. infant mortality rates may be leveling off

The infant mortality rate has stayed roughly the same since 2013, according to new CDC data.

Washington Post — Connecticut launches investigation into vaping health claims

Connecticut launched an investigation Wednesday into the marketing practices of Juul Labs, becoming the latest state to probe the vaping product manufacturer’s health claims and appeal to young people.

Associated Press — Delaware prisons to get opioid treatment program

Delaware’s Department of Correction says it’s expanding a program in prisons aimed at providing medication and therapy to opioid-addicted inmates.

BBC — Ebola: One year on from Democratic Republic Congo outbreak

A year since an Ebola outbreak was declared in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 1,700 people have died.

Kaiser Health News — California bill would fight deals that delay generic drugs

California’s attorney general touted a legal victory this week against drugmakers who he said made secretive, backroom deals to keep less expensive drugs off the market.