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OraSure: David Shulkin

Former Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin has been appointed to the board of OraSure Technologies, the firm said. He will also serve on the board's audit committee, and nominating and corporate governance committee. Shulkin is currently president and CEO of Shulkin Solutions and previously was chief executive at hospitals and health systems including Beth Israel in New York and Morristown Medical center in New Jersey.  

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.