ALSO NOTED: Lilly reveals educational grants; PA plans plead their merger case; and much more...

> Drugmaker Eli Lilly has agreed to disclose its educational grants and financial contributions to U.S. medical societies, patient groups and related organizations. This is a first for U.S. pharmaceutical firms. Article

> Hoping to head off regulatory concerns, Pennsylvania's two largest health plans have filed a massive document in support of their planned merger. Article

> Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has introduced a healthcare cost-comparison tool for members in the Midwest. Article

> Blacksburg, VA-based Montgomery Regional Hospital had its disaster recovery skills tested last month after a gunman shot dozens at nearby Virginia Tech. Article

> More than 400 employees have accepted early retirement offers from
Georgia's Grady Health System. The hospital, which is facing financial hardships, hopes to save $15 million per year. Article

> Better technology has helped academic research groups finally hit their stride in finding major disease genes. Report

> An investigator at The Salk Institute in San Diego has developed a drug that switches on the PPAR-d gene in mice, protecting them against weight gain from high-calorie and high-fat diets. Report

And Finally... Now this is an interesting home-based business. Article

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