ALSO NOTED: GAO investigates CDC; GA legalizes e-Prescribing; and much more...

> The Government Accountability Office has initiated two investigations into the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), examining whether the agency is properly overseeing state bioterrorism grants and if the agency is providing states enough guidance to deal with health emergencies. Report

> Georgia lawmakers have legalized electronic prescribing. Release

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has acquired Mercy Hospital. Report

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