Juul donated nearly $100,000 to members of Congress in the first half of the year. Most of the e-cigarette-maker’s donations went to Democrats, according to data from the Federal Election Commission. Juul’s political donations also increased versus last year as talk of regulation ramped up. (Associated Press)

PhRMA advocacy and lobbying head Rodger Currie is leaving the trade group. Currie, EVP of advocacy, will depart PhRMA at the end of August, according to an internal memo. He has worked at the trade group since 2016. (STAT)

Overdose rates in cities are now higher than in rural areas. The rate of overdose deaths has been higher in rural areas for more than a decade, but cities recently surpassed rural regions, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Associated Press)

Keytruda has won another approval for esophageal cancer. Patients with advanced esophageal cancer taking Keytruda saw a 31% decrease in death from the disease in a clinical trial. (Fox News)

Protesters gathered outside the courthouse during hearings involving Purdue Pharma. Loved ones of opioid-overdose victims rallied outside of the Massachusetts court while Purdue Pharma argued for dismissal of a lawsuit over its role in the opioid epidemic. (Associated Press)