Apple launched an app that allows users to enroll in health studies. Users of Apple devices can enroll in three studies, a women’s health study, a heart and movement study and a hearing study. (Reuters

Vaping-related illness deaths have climbed to 42. The number of confirmed cases reached 2,172, according to the weekly update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia. (Reuters)

Dollar Tree received a warning for selling over-the-counter drugs produced in China. The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the retailer saying the companies manufacturing its house brand drugs had “a pattern of serious violations.” (CNBC)

Cannabis company Canopy reported a higher-than-expected loss last quarter. The company reported a loss of C$374.6 million ($282.7 million USD) in its fiscal Q2. Executives attributed it to cannabis oil products the Canadian retailers did not want. (MarketWatch)

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) plans to develop a new pricing method for gene therapy. The group said it would assess gene therapy drugs differently because they are typically taken for a short period of time in comparison to many chronic drugs. Also, there are uncertainties about both their costs and benefits over time. (BioPharma Dive)