Congress comes together on mental parity; TX hospital cuts back on bonds;

> After years of wrangling, the Senate and House have finally reached an agreement on a framework for mental health parity legislation. Article

> The widow of a man who committed suicide while taking stop-smoking drug Chantix has sued drugmaker Pfizer. FiercePharma

>  New research profiling pharmaceutical marketing efforts in the state of Vermont offer a microcosm of the industry's efforts nationally--and what it suggests is that drugmakers are continuing to mount up their spending. FiercePharma

> With the economy on the skids, a Texas hospital has cut back on its planned request to float $747 million in bonds--since the bonds would be paid for with a real estate tax increase. FierceHealthFinance

And Finally... This ought to get hundreds--if not thousands--of guys out of the doghouse. Article

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