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> CMS has approved an initial group of 325 medical equipment suppliers to participate in its new competitive-bidding program, despite questions hanging over the second phase of the program. Article (reg. req.)
> With the IRS having set forth its criteria for safely doing so, non-profit hospitals have cautiously started to offer free- and low-cost electronic medical record systems to their doctors. FierceHealthIT

> Which pharma CEOs are getting the biggest paychecks? Here, for your reading pleasure, is a list of the top 17 best-paid execs. FiercePharma

> Vaccine makers say that they're planning to produce record amounts of flu vaccine for next season. FierceVaccines

And Finally... Until the owner pays for his behavior, this donkey will be remain behind bars. Article

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