Moderna’s COVID-19 booster shot increased antibodies but not in a significant enough way, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The agency’s outside expert panel will meet this week to discuss whether to recommend the booster shot. (Reuters)

Paul Stoffels, who led Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine development and the company’s Janssen unit, will retire at the end of the year. Stoffels’ retirement follows J&J CEO Alex Gorsky’s announcement that he will also step down. (Endpoints News)

Black, Latino and Native Americans are more likely to be hospitalized with the flu than white Americans, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The disparities were greatest among children younger than five years old. (The Washington Post)

Best Buy is acquiring patient monitoring and telehealth company Current Health. The acquisition will lead the retailer further into the healthcare sector, which it views as a “growth opportunity.” (CNBC Weekly)

In the wake of the pandemic and the opioid epidemic, more health tech startups are aiming to treat chronic pain without opioids. Many are offering digital health tools, telehealth counseling and other multimodal treatments. (STAT)