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Jane Pine Wood

OPKO Health has appointed Jane Pine Wood as chief legal and compliance officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, BioReference Laboratories. Wood comes to OPKO Health from the multistate law firm McDonald Hopkins, where she served as a member of the firm's board of directors. She specializes in laboratory regulatory and compliance matters, and has counseled more than 500 pathology groups and 350 clinical laboratories. Wood is also a frequent speaker at national and state laboratory and pathology meetings and a contributor to association publications.

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.