A proposed drug pricing bill will result in the approval of 10 fewer drugs over 30 years, the Congressional Budget Office reported. Senate Democrats want to allow Medicare to negotiate certain drug prices. (Endpoints News)

There are now more than 700 cases of monkeypox in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found at least two versions of the virus, indicating at least two parallel chains of transmission. (The New York Times)

The Kenyan government and the World Health Organization have launched a medical emergency hub. The Nairobi facility is the first in a network of African centers that will hasten responses to regional emergencies. (Reuters)

The European Union has urged that people over 60 years old receive a second COVID-19 booster shot. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Medicines Agency said that the second boosters can be administered four months after the first booster. (AP)

New York State Attorney General Letitia James accused Teva of lying in order to dodge accountability for playing a role in the state’s opioid crisis. She characterized statements by a senior company tax official as “demonstrably false.” (Reuters)