Moderna to begin late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial on July 27. The trial will enroll 30,000 participants across 87 locations, with some receiving the experimental vaccine and some receiving a placebo. (CNBC) The company also released the first data from an early stage trial. It found the vaccine caused patients to produce antibodies that can neutralize the coronavirus (STAT).
Amazon to pilot health clinics for employees. The company expects to open 20 clinics for warehouse workers in five cities. The clinics will offer acute, chronic and preventative primary care, prescription medications, vaccinations, behavioral health services, physical therapy and chiropractic care. (CNBC)
Employees from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demand the agency address racism internally. The letter calls on leaders to address the “toxic culture” in the federal agency. More than 1,000 CDC employees signed the letter. (The New York Times)
AstraZeneca has partnered with IQVIA to speed up clinical trials for COVID-19. The pharma company will use IQVIA’s virtual trial solutions to make parts of the study remote. The effort is part of the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed. (Reuters)
Ohio has sued Express Scripts for overcharging the state’s pension plan. The lawsuit claims the company misclassified generic drugs in order to charge more and “silently” pocketed millions of dollars. (STAT)