An appeals court has ruled the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional. The decision stopped short of overturning the entire law, however. Some analysts say the ruling is good for the healthcare industry. The case may not reach the Supreme Court until 2021. (CNBC)

Novartis will give away 100 doses of its most expensive drug, Zolgensma. Some patient advocates worry that a “health lottery” system is not an appropriate way to treat a serious condition like spinal muscular atrophy and that it could neglect some patients. (Reuters)

Vaping-related lung illness deaths have climbed to 54, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total number of confirmed cases rose by nearly 100 since last week to 2,506. (Reuters)

Seattle Genetics has won Food and Drug Administration approval for its bladder cancer drug. The treatment, Padcev, is the company’s second drug to be approved. Padcev was co-developed with Astellas and the companies will sell jointly in the U.S. (BioPharma Dive)

Canadian health minister has proposed banning all advertisements for e-cigarettes. That ban would include ads online, in convenience stores and in public places. The minister of health, Patty Hajdu, also announced new mandatory health warnings on e-cigarette packages to curb teen vaping. (Reuters)