ALSO NOTED: MN law bars hospitals from reviewing patient debt before services; Congress may regulate direct-to-consumer drug ad

> Minnesota lawmakers have passed a bill blocking hospitals from examining a patient's medical debt history before offering services. FierceHealthFinance

> Congress is holding hearings this week on the state of direct-to-consumer drug advertising, which could lead to a new law further regulating these ads. FiercePharma

> Researchers are now exploring the possibility of creating a brain cancer vaccine. FierceVaccines

> California should soon give out its first $271 million in grants designed to foster the creation of labs studying stem cell therapies. FierceBiotech

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