ALSO NOTED: States sue Abbott, claiming it blocked generics; SEC helps troubled hospital bond holders; and much more...

> Eighteen states are suing Abbott Laboratories, saying it blocked generic competition for its popular cholesterol medication TriCor. FiercePharma

> In an effort to help them avoid huge interest rate hikes due to auction failures, the SEC is allowing hospitals to bid on their own bonds. FierceHealthFinance

> The CDC has issued $38 million in grants to help health information exchanges deliver information to public health entities. FierceHealthIT

> It looks like this new cancer vaccine might be effective against cervical cancer. FierceVaccines

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