Analysts predict Sanofi shakeup in 2009; MDs get 5.1 percent bump for Medicare for e-prescribing;

> Sanofi-Aventis must be expecting a big fourth quarter. Despite the fact that its third-quarter profits came in 28 percent lower than last year's, the drugmaker hiked its 2008 forecast, saying it's expecting EPS to rise by 9 percent, versus its previous estimate of an 8 percent increase. FiercePharma
> Three months after getting hit by the FDA with a "not approvable" letter, Vanda Pharmaceuticals says that it has cut its staff and suspended all commercial and development activities. FierceBiotech
> Over the next several months, CMS is phasing in some new incentives for provider IT use which, taken collectively, could potentially result in a nice little boost to their income. FierceHealthIT

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