The New York Times – Trump’s FDA nominee sidesteps questions about banning flavored vaping products

President Trump’s nominee for commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Stephen M. Hahn, declined to answer questions from senators about whether he would push for a ban on flavored vaping products at a confirmation hearing Wednesday.

The Washington Post – Shooting victims have increased risk of mental harm long after physical injuries have healed, study finds

A large proportion of gun victims continue to suffer from increased unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study shows.

Reuters – Canadian teen developed ‘popcorn lung’ type injury from vaping: report

Researchers in Canada have identified a new kind of vaping-related lung injury they believe is linked to flavorings in conventional vape pens, causing symptoms similar to the “popcorn lung” injury seen in workers exposed to flavorings in microwave popcorn.

Stat News – Measles immunity passed from mother to baby may erode quicker than believed, study says

Measles antibodies passed by pregnant women to their babies in the womb, protecting infants early in life, disappear more quickly than had been previously recognized, leaving babies vulnerable to the sometimes fatal infection for much of their first year of life, according to a new study.

Kaiser Health News – New California law may expand use of HIV prevention drugs, with caveats

A new California law eliminates mandatory doctor visits and bars insurance companies from requiring prior authorization for HIV prevention drugs. Pharmacists who take a special training course can dispense PEP and PrEP directly to patients without a physician’s prescription beginning in July.