More data is needed on AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine to determine if it is safe and effective, says the World Health Organization. Currently, the vaccine is 70% effective. (CNBC)

New coronavirus cases surpassed 200,000 in the U.S. on Friday. Dr. Anthony Fauci says we may see a “surge upon a surge” in the coming weeks due to holiday travel. (AP News)

It is expected that 40 million doses of an approved coronavirus vaccine will be produced by the end of 2020, according to U.S. surgeon general Jerome Adams. He also stated that most Americans will be able to access a vaccine early in the second quarter of 2021. (Bloomberg)

Biogen has purchased Sage Therapeutics’ failed oral depression drug for $1.53 billion. The deal guarantees Biogen 50% of profits in the United States if the treatment is approved. (STAT)

There is one week left to submit to the third annual MM+M Holiday Contest. Entries are due on December 7. (MM+M)