Senate lawmakers have voted to end the U.S. government’s COVID-19 emergency declaration. President Biden, however, said he would veto any effort to end the federal emergency status. (The Wall Street Journal)

Researchers believe they are close to developing male birth control. Phase II trials for NES/T, a contraceptive gel, are showing early signs of success. (STAT)

GSK’s experimental tuberculosis drug has shown positive results in a Phase IIa trial. The company plans to file for Food and Drug Administration approval next year. (Endpoints News)

A Georgia judge has struck down a state law that prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Pending an appeal, abortions will be allowed in Georgia for up to 22 weeks of pregnancy. (Politico)

Some hospitals have asked Congress for more Medicare funds to help cover long-term patients they cannot discharge. Operators of long-term care facilities and nursing homes have said that worker shortages are putting a strain on the healthcare system. (Axios)