The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about illegal nicotine gummies, noting they can lead to nicotine toxicity or death among children. “Nicotine gummies are a public health crisis just waiting to happen among our nation’s youth,” said agency commissioner Dr. Robert Califf. (Axios)

The number of stage 4 cervical cancer cases has been rising, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. The study found that the incidence of cancer increased between 2001 and 2018, and experts believe it may have worsened during the pandemic. (STAT)

Local health departments are using lessons learned during the pandemic to address health issues such as opioid overdoses, gun violence and STDs. A county health department in Atlanta has begun mailing out at-home tests for diseases. (Kaiser Health News)

Insurers and payers have been using a Food and Drug Administration birth control method chart to limit access to contraception, making it difficult for companies like Evofem to have its products covered. The Biden administration has said it plans to investigate health plans that impede access to birth control. (Politico)

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Axsome Therapeutics’ rapid-acting depression drug, Auvelity, to treat major depressive disorder. Auvelity is a combination of the cough suppressant dextromethorphan and the antidepressant bupropion. (Endpoints News)