Week in Review: May 20

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.

Industry News

US at risk of COVID-19 drug shortages this summer, official warns

The U.S. could run out of several key COVID-19 medications this summer if more emergency funding is not secured to replenish supplies, Bloomberg reported May 17. Via Becker's

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CDC expresses concern about possibility of undetected monkeypox spread in U.K.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern Tuesday about an unusual outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, suggesting there appears to be at least some undetected transmission of the virus there and warning of the possibility that the outbreak could spread beyond U.K. borders. Via Stat

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Telemedicine safe and effective for pregnancy care, study finds

A study published this week shows that telehealth can be as safe and effective at managing high-risk pregnancies as in-person care. Via Becker's

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Mayo Clinic News

What scares, excites the president of Mayo Clinic Labs about diagnostics' future 

Diagnostics has always been an important part of healthcare, but recent times have shined a brighter spotlight on it. William Morice II, MD, PhD, president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, told Becker's there are exciting developments on the horizon as well as areas for concern. Via Becker's

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Rochester startup Vyriad developing cancer-fighting viruses 

Rochester-based startup with an origin story at Mayo Clinic is seeking new ways to use viruses to treat cancer, the second-leading cause of death in the United States.

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Mayo medical students reflect ahead of graduation 

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Rochester campus students are just days away from graduation! Last week, 11 students graduated from the school's Florida campus. Within the next two weeks, more than 80 Alix School of Medicine students are graduating between the Arizona and Minnesota campuses.  Via KIMT

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Meghann Southwick

Meghann Southwick is a marketing specialist for Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2021.