The Food and Drug Administration is prepared to ban Juul e-cigarettes in the U.S.  The marketing denial order would follow a nearly two-year review of data presented by the vaping company, which sought authorization for its tobacco- and menthol-flavored products to stay on the market. (The Wall Street Journal)

Moderna’s updated COVID-19 vaccine showed strong response to Omicron subvariants. The new shot generated a strong immune response against the fast-spreading Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. Moderna is awaiting approval to release the updated vaccine as a booster shot for the fall. (Reuters)

National incident declared after U.K. health officials detect polio virus in London sewage samples. Wastewater surveillance in east London discovered a number of samples had tested positive for vaccine-derived polio virus between February and May, the UKHSA said Wednesday, marking the first re-emergence of the virus since Britain was declared polio-free in 2003. (CNBC)

The Department of Justice has turned to the Americans with Disabilities Act to assist people suffering from drug addiction. While not a well-known element, the law classifies substance use disorder as a disability, meaning disfavoring someone for being in recovery or based on their past drug use is illegal. (STAT News)

Athira Pharma stock lost two-thirds of its value after study of Alzheimer’s treatment misses primary endpoint. The company said the primary endpoint of a change in biomarker event-related-potential P300 latency “was not statistically significant” for the full study population. (MarketWatch)