AstraZeneca head calls for more FDA funding; HHS says health IT can improve population health;

> Here's something you don't see every day: The head of a major drugmaker is calling for more FDA funding, arguing that the agency needs a "full set of teeth" to do its job. FiercePharma

> A new HHS study suggests that smart health IT use can improve the health of populations by coordinating rural care for those with chronic diseases. FierceHealthIT

> Any IT expert will tell you that RFID technology has a lot of promise. The question is, why aren't vendors doing more to grow this rich market by touting the overall benefits of RFID technologies? FierceMobileHealthcare

> As the H1N1 virus hits more Americans, demand for flu treatment Tamiflu is sure to rise. Now, children at least may get more access to the drug, with the FDA authorizing use of expired Tamiflu to make an oral version. FiercePharma

And Finally... I can see the skydiving wedding and the undersea ceremony, but this approach just sounds creepy. Article

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