Johnson & Johnson loses bid to overturn baby powder decision. A Missouri judge declined the company’s push to throw out a jury verdict in a case where more than 20 women claimed J&J’s baby powder caused ovarian cancer. The judge did halve the damages to $2.12 billion. (Reuters)

Health officials testify before Congress on the COVID-19 response. Officials set the record straight on testing and recent outbreaks. They also discussed progress on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. (MM&M)

Coronavirus cases surge in Texas, Arizona and Nevada. All three states broke records for daily new COVID-19 cases. The percentage of positive cases is also rising in many states, with some seeing double-digit percentages. (Reuters)

Sanofi has accelerated its COVID-19 clinical trials. One vaccine trial was pushed up from December to September and Sanofi struck a $425 million deal to broaden its partnership with Translate Bio, a smaller biotech company, to develop another vaccine faster. (STAT)

Register to attend MM&M Convene Crisis Control webcast on Thursday. MM&M will bring together communications leaders to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed healthcare communications, from social media to HCP outreach. (MM&M)