U.S. health officials called for new prevention and treatment efforts amid the ‘out of control’ STD epidemic. An international outbreak of monkeypox, which is being spread mainly between men who have sex with other men, has further highlighted the nation’s worsening problem with diseases spread mostly through sex. (The Washington Post)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral arguments for Johnson & Johnson’s talc bankruptcy ‘bad faith’ claims. The ruling will likely be watched closely as more companies resort to similar ways to cabin mass tort liability in a spun-off company with few assets. (Bloomberg)

Teva Pharmaceuticals CEO said the company expects to start paying U.S. opioid settlement in 2023. Following years of negotiations, Israel-based Teva in July proposed a $4.35 billion nationwide settlement — mostly cash and partly medicines that will amount to $300 million to $400 million over 13 years — to resolve its opioid lawsuits. (Reuters)

Mental skills decline with age, but many people over 60 have better psychological health than people in their 20s, according to a recent study. The widely-used ADHD drug is experiencing shortages across the U.S., according to major pharmacy chains and interviews with patients. (Associated Press

Ocean Biomedical discovered a new therapy that can potentially kill cancerous cells. The Rhode Island-based healthcare company discovered antibodies that can target both CHI3L1, a regulator of a series of cancer-causing pathways, and ICPI, immune checkpoint inhibitors. (Providence Business News)