ALSO NOTED: Demand for health IT pros to soar; Pharmas lobbying hard in DC; and much more...

> Industry researchers are predicting that it will take a huge increase in the volume of professionals available (more than 40,000) to meet the near-term demand for skilled health IT pros. FierceHealthIT

> Pharmaceutical companies are lobbying hard for their position in Washington in the wake of the black eye they've taken with the Vytorin and Vioxx marketing scandals. FiercePharma

> Concerned by the potential for an outbreak, Japan has begun inoculating health care workers with a pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine. FierceVaccines

> Drugmakers Wyeth and Elan have suspended testing on their Alzheimer's vaccine study after one of the patients in the study developed skin lesions. FierceBiotech

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