Johnson & Johnson will end sales of talc-based baby powder in the U.S. The company said it decided to stop shipping hundreds of items to prioritize products with higher demand in March. J&J has faced thousands of lawsuits related to its talc products in the U.S. (The New York Times)

President Donald Trump has threatened to permanently end funding to the World Health Organization. The administration warned the WHO it needed to improve in the next 30 days or he would make a temporary freeze on U.S. funding to the organization permanent. (Reuters)

The National Institutes of Health to study how the pandemic affected pregnancy outcomes. The study is also assessing the risk of pregnant COVID-19 patients transmitting the virus to their fetus and will monitor the newborns until they are discharged from the hospital. (Reuters)

Register for the MM&M Transform Pre-Conference webcast on Thursday, May 21. The webcast will have a sneak peek of content for this year’s MM&M Transform conference. The discussion will also touch on how the coronavirus has pushed the adoption and access of telemedicine and altered the course of healthcare communications. (MM&M)

An animal study has found that wearing a mask can significantly reduce coronavirus transmission. The study in hamsters found that the transmission rate via respiratory droplets or airborne particles dropped by as much as 75% when surgical masks were used. (CNBC)