ALSO NOTED: Construction slowdown on the horizon?; Minnesota offering $2.3M to help hospitals with EMR rollout; and much more..

> Could a construction slowdown be on the horizon for healthcare facilities? FierceHealthcare

> Annapolis, MD-based PharmAthene has agreed to fork over up to $40 million to acquire the vaccines unit of the UK's Avecia Biologics. FierceBiotech

> In a deal that strongly suggests that the exploding HIT market has some limits, Allscripts and Misys Healthcare have announced a merger. FierceHealthIT

> The state of Minnesota is offering a total of more than $2.3 million in state loans to help a pair of hospitals complete their EMR rollout. FierceHealthIT

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