2009 may bring pharma mergers; Amidst massive layoffs, nurses still sought;

> We may be seeing mergers in the pharma industry; Jeff Kindler, the CEO of Pfizer, has said that the company would be willing to acquire a rival drug company to shore up its financial health. FiercePharma

> Even in the healthcare industry we've seen plenty of layoffs, but one kind of healthcare professional is being earnestly sought: nurses are in short supply these days. Article

> Massachusetts is trying to come up with a way to keep their universal health insurance experiment alive, with rising health costs threatening to send it into a death spiral. Article

> A medical center in Massachusetts is fighting back against low reimbursement from the Blues, telling patients to contact Blue Cross Blue Shield directly to complain. Article

And Finally... Bet you can't beat the best lie of 2008. Article