The Food and Drug Administration’s committee of vaccine experts voted on Tuesday to recommend the authorization of Novavax’s COVID vaccine in the U.S. The vaccine could be cleared for distribution before the week is out. (CNBC)

The next global health crisis will stem from food shortages, said Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. “Food shortages work in two ways. One is you have the tragedy of people actually starving to death. But second is you have the fact that often much larger numbers of people are poorly nourished, and that makes them more vulnerable to existing diseases,” he explained. (Reuters)

The Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into the practices of pharmacy benefit managers. The agency plans to assess their effect on drug prices. (Endpoints News)

Two studies discussed at ASCO suggested that, after surgery, some cancer patients do not need to undergo radiation or chemotherapy. The research focused on colon and breast cancer. (AP)

Health-tech pilots routinely fail for any number of reasons, according to one recent analysis. They include patient pushback, inadequate funding and IT-related issues. (STAT)