Teen use of e-cigarettes dropped significantly last year, according to a government survey. Among high schoolers, 19.6% reported using an e-cigarette in the prior 30 days, compared to 27.5% in 2019. (The New York Times)

Public trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is falling, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Confidence in the CDC has dropped 16 points since April, with a widening gap in trust appearing between Democrats and Republicans. (STAT)

Congressional Democrats said Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator, abused taxpayer dollars to boost her personal brand. Committees in the House and Senate completed a 17-month investigation into Verma’s use of consultants to boost her image. They called on her to “personally reimburse the taxpayers for these inappropriate expenditures.” (CNBC)

If clinical trials are allowed to resume, AstraZeneca still expects results by the end of this year for its COVID-19 vaccine. (Reuters) A leader from the World Health Organization called the suspended trial a “wake up call,” but urged researchers not to be discouraged. (Reuters)

Celebrate the 2020 MM&M Hall of Femme and Women to Watch on September 22. Join our virtual celebration of the Hall of Femme Awards and Collective, featuring a keynote from Dr. Mary Bassett and panels featuring this year’s honorees. (MM+M)