The World Health Organization warned of a measles “epidemic” due to low vaccination rates. “We’ve just got to get the vaccinations working again, and that’s part of getting health services working again as COVID settles into a more regular position in our lives,” said Dr. David Nabarro, the WHO’s special envoy for COVID-19. (Bloomberg)

Opioid distributors reached a $518 million settlement with Washington state. The deal with McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health ended a months-long trial over the companies’ alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic in the state. (Reuters)

Following protests, David Sabatini has withdrawn from consideration for a top job at New York University. The former MIT professor and biologist is removing himself in order to “not distract” from the medical school’s mission. (Endpoints News)

Black patients with atrial fibrillation are less likely to receive blood thinners, a study found. The report noted that Black patients experienced higher rates of stroke and death in the year after hospital discharge compared to white patients. (U.S. News & World Report

The Food and Drug Administration found review issues in Spero Therapeutics’ Tebipenem application. In evaluating the efficacy of the drug in a Phase III study, the FDA conducted a separate analysis of the microbiological intent-to-treat population. (Benzinga)