Joe Biden laid out his plan to tackle COVID-19. If he is elected in November, Biden plans to ramp up testing to as many as 100 million tests per month. He will also institute daily coronavirus briefings led by scientists. (STAT)

Bayer to pay $1.6 billion to resolve lawsuits over birth control implant Essure. The money will settle about 90% of the nearly 39,000 claims by women alleging injury from the devices. (Reuters)

Pfizer and BioNTech to move forward with a second COVID-19 vaccine. The second vaccine has shown fewer side effects than the original one. It will be further tested in a 30,000-participant late-stage trial. (STAT)

Johnson & Johnson will test its coronavirus vaccine in 60,000 patients. The company plans to start its large, late-stage trial in September. If the trial is successful, the vaccines could be available in early 2021. (Reuters)

Novartis won FDA approval to repurpose a leukemia treatment for multiple sclerosis. The drug, previously known as Arzerra, will be rebranded as Kesimpta. (Reuters)