Big Pharma spends big lobbying bucks; Groups want ICD-10 delay;

> Big Pharma ponied up big bucks to help finance the Democratic National Convention--and the companies sent their CEOs to Denver to put their mouths where their money is. FiercePharma

> A growing list of healthcare organizations, including the Medical Group Management Association, American Medical Association and America's Health Insurance Plans are raising objections to HHS's proposed timeline for switching providers from ICD-9-CM clinical codes to ICD-10. FierceHealthIT

> A team of scientists at Newcastle University is preparing a small human trial to test a one-shot approach to curing rheumatoid arthritis with a vaccine devised from a patient's white blood cells. FierceVaccines

> The National Quality Forum has endorsed a group of nine health IT standards under its new national voluntary consensus program. FierceHealthIT

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