Stimulus includes $20 billion for health IT; Teva posts loss, but barometer's rising;

> Having overcome political opposition to the measure, President Obama signed the final version of the massive federal economic stimulus package yesterday, including a $20 billion boost for health IT that supporters hope will speed adoption of electronic medical records across the United States. FierceHealthIT

> NeuroSearch is getting a capital injection of $22 million after signing a new R&D pact with Eli Lilly. Lilly is providing $5 million of that as an upfront fee and $17 million in an equity investment in exchange for NeuroSearch's help to advance new medicines based on novel approaches to specific ion channel modulation. FierceBiotech

> Teva's buyout of Barr Pharmaceuticals weighed down its 4Q results, pushing the company into the red to the tune of $688 million, compared to a $570 million profit same quarter last year. FiercePharma

> Not-for-profits paid their CEOs an average of $490,431 in total compensation per year in 2006, according to a new report from the IRS. According to the survey, which tallied responses from about 500 tax-exempt hospitals, the average CEO salary was $408,927, for which the median top compensation was $377,256 and the median top salary was $323,858. FierceHealthcare

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