Singer Olivia Rodrigo has partnered with the Biden administration to help boost vaccine confidence among young people. The latest effort is part of a shift at the White House toward focusing on the remaining unvaccinated groups in the U.S. (Politico)

Private health insurers in several states, including Florida, New York and Michiga,n say they won’t cover Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm. The insurers are basing their decision on a lack of evidence around efficacy of the controversial treatment, which has been priced at $56,000 per year. (STAT)

Eli Lilly has made a $1 billion deal to snag Protomer Technologies and its glucose responsive insulin. The insulin is designed to activate automatically after sensing sugar levels in the blood. (Endpoints News)

Even as nearly half the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated, superspreader events are still creating outbreaks across the nation. Outbreaks at church camps, summer camps and parties are still occurring in regions with low vaccination rates. (CNBC Weekly)

Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. rose to a record high of 93,000 in 2020, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents a 29% increase over the 72,000 recorded in 2019. (AP)