Alphabet’s Verily has partnered with Palo Alto Veterans Affairs and Atrius Health. With the VA, its plan is to focus on improving care and outcomes for patients needing knee replacements, going through alcohol withdrawal or recovering from a heart attack. The partnership with Atrius will focus on analyzing patient health information. (CNBC)

Amgen has dropped the list price of cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha to $5,850. The original price was $14,100. Amgen is hoping to stay ahead of any cheaper rivals coming to market. (Endpoints)

Thirty-four people in 24 states have died from the mysterious vaping-connected lung illness. There have been 125 new cases in the last week. The more than 100 physicians and investigators assigned to the case by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not been able to identify the specific cause. (Associated Press)

Amazon has acquired Health Navigator in its second health-related acquisition. Health Navigator acts as a resource to digital health companies by providing them with online symptom checking and triage tools. The platform will become part of the Amazon Care clinics offered to employees. (CNBC)

CVS has removed 22-ounce bottles of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder from its stores. This comes after the drugmaker recalled 33,000 bottles last week due to trace amounts of asbestos found in samples taken by U.S. health regulators. (Reuters)