ALSO NOTED: Cincinnati hospitals give $44M in charity care; FDA gets tiny funding boost; and much more...

> Greater Cincinnati's hospitals have released a report which concludes that they gave more than $44 million in free care out in 2007. Article

> The FDA has gotten only a 5.7 percent funding boost in the president's fiscal '09 budget plan, an amount far short of what critics say the agency needs to do its job properly. FiercePharma

> Maryland's Holy Cross Hospital is making great strides in reaching its immigrant patient population with a program linking patients with health educators and physicians who speak their language and understand their culture. Article

> The Mayo Clinic has agreed to work with Microsoft to develop its HealthVault platform for personal health records. FierceHealthIT

> Need a handy-dandy breakdown of presidential candidates' positions on pharma and healthcare-related issues? Here you go. Report

And Finally... A consumer group has begun seeding YouTube with videos spoofing glossy pharma television ads, including ads touting "Strivor" for Motivational Deficiency Disorder. Video

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