The World Health Organization called for an emergency meeting to discuss the growing Monkeypox outbreak in Europe. Thus far, Monkeypox cases have been reported in France, Germany, Italy, the U.K., the U.S., Canada and Australia. (Reuters)

Telehealth abortion groups are seeking to boost their privacy defenses in preparation for a potential repeal of Roe v. Wade. “We’re going to see a huge focus on surveillance of telemedicine and online abortion services because for millions of Americans, that’s going to increasingly be their only way to secure safe abortion care,” said Albert Fox Cahn, head of the nonprofit organization Surveillance Technology Oversight Project. (POLITICO)

Bayer pulled out of a $670 million global partnership with Atara Biotherapeutics after a patient death linked to CAR-T 2.0 therapy. Atara will be revamping its pipeline plans, though still plans to continue developing the CAR-T drugs. (Endpoints News)

AbbVie’s lobbying spend increased significantly this year, with the pharma giant paying $4 million in the first three months of 2022. AbbVie has spent the most on lobbying compared to other drugmakers during that time period, but is followed by Genentech, Amgen and Pfizer. (STAT)

Teenage drug overdose deaths skyrocketed in recent years and have become increasingly linked to social media apps like Snapchat. Young people have been seeking Percocet, Xanax and other drugs online, but many drugs are now laced with fentanyl. (The New York Times)