Companies find quiet channels for health lobbying bucks; Half of mentally-ill kids go undiagnosed;

> Details continue to emerge on the extent to which health stakeholders are spending on lobbying, and the means they're using to keep things low-profile. For example, USA Today details how companies are donating big bucks to trade groups, money that they don't have to disclose. Article

> Half of the kids who have mental health problems go undiagnosed, especially those with depression and anxiety, according to new research. Article

> Health information exchanges have been in the works for years, but many have failed or never gotten off the ground in the first place. Now, however, with federal money on the way, backers are getting creative. FierceEMR

> A veteran of the electronic medical records business has rolled out an interesting new mobile application known as Pikka Med that helps consumers decide which over-the-counter medications they might need. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... Hey, everyone hates the DMV--but this guy took it too far. Article

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