ALSO NOTED: States work to offset Medicaid drug cuts; Biotechnology generics bill progressing; and much more...

> States are hoping to offset the effects of a proposed CMS rule that would cut Medicaid reimbursements to pharmacies for generic drugs. Article

> A Senate committee has approved pending legislation that would help the FDA approve generic versions of biotechnology drugs. Article

> Charlotte, North Carolina-based Carolinas HealthCare System plans capital investments of $600 million as part of its merger with NorthEast Medical Center. Article

> Children with disabilities living in nursing homes aren't doing as well there as they might living at home, according to a new analysis. Article

And Finally... Let's raise a glass to this study. Article