Routine vaccinations dropped among U.S. kindergartners for the third year in a row.  Having a low rate of kindergartners vaccinated against measles, for example, means that at least 250,000 kindergarteners could be unprotected. (STAT News)

The U.S. cancer death rate has fallen 33% since 1991, partly due to advances in treatment, early detection and less smoking, a new report said. The 33% decline in cancer mortality is “truly formidable,” according to Karen Knudsen, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. (CNN)

Sanofi provided a multi-year, $750 million capital commitment to its venture capital arm. The company noted that the fund supports future efforts for business development and M&A opportunities within Sanofi. The additional capital will also fuel the expansion and investment capacity of the Sanofi Ventures investment team on a global scale. (Nasdaq)

Mark Cuban’s pharmaceuticals startup tied up with RxPreferred in a move to offer lower-priced drugs through some employer-backed health insurance plans. Under the partnership, RxPreferred Benefits’ customers will have the option to use Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs as part of their health insurance plans. (Reuters)

The Food and Drug Administration added sesame to the major food allergen list and updated labeling requirements. During this transition period, consumers should note that food products on store shelves that were produced prior to Jan. 1 will not be removed or relabeled. (ABC News)