States are seeking $26.4 billion from Johnson & Johnson and drug distributors in opioid lawsuit. About a dozen state attorneys general are seeking $21.14 billion from McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health, and $5.28 billion from J&J. (The Wall Street Journal)

COVID-19 has caused a mental health crisis in the Americas, said the World Health Organization. WHO officials called on governments to expand mental health services and prioritize mental health as part of their pandemic response. (Reuters)

This year’s flu vaccine push may inform the coming COVID-19 vaccine effort. Public health leaders want to increase the number of Americans who receive the flu vaccine this year to prevent overwhelming hospitals. The lessons learned could be used when a coronavirus vaccine hits the market. (Bloomberg)

Many LGBTQ youth want mental health care, but many don’t receive it, according to a survey conducted by the Trevor Project. The survey found that cost, stigma and parental permission were the largest barriers to receiving mental health care. (STAT)

U.S. claims Teva used kickbacks to boost sales of multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. The lawsuit, brought by the Department of Justice, also claims Teva filed hundreds of millions of dollars of false claims. (Reuters)