Nearly $2 billion in grants will be awarded to states and local governments by the Trump administration to fight the opioid crisis. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration is providing $932 million for treatment and recovery services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding $900 million to track overdose data. (Associated Press)

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an emergency rule to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, making Michigan the first state to impose such a ban to cut down on teen vaping. The ban will last for six months, with the option for renewal for another half-year. (CNBC)

Purdue Pharma is planning to file for “free-fall” bankruptcy if a settlement isn’t reached in opioid lawsuits by the end of the month. The company prepared Chapter 11 filing documents this past Friday. Purdue reportedly attempted to settle with states in August for $10 billion to $12 billion. (Reuters)

Germany will ban the use of glyphosate, an ingredient in Bayer’s Roundup, starting in 2023. Until then, a plan will be set in place to restrict the ingredient’s use slowly over time. The ban is not expected to significantly affect Bayer financially. (Wall Street Journal)

In this week’s episode of The MM&M Podcast, Marc Iskowitz sits down with Karen Tibbals to discuss healthcare brands weighing in on societal issues and whether they can choose to stay neutral in the contentious political climate. (MM&M)