Doctor pay much higher for med directors in nonhospital owned practices; Study says Lilly bone drug boosts fracture-healing;

> A new study from the Medical Group Management Association has turned up an interesting stat: Apparently, doctors who work as medical directors in nonhospital-owned group practices make significantly more money than those in hospital-owned practices, regardless of the specialty in question. FierceHealthFinance

> A new study could eventually boost Eli Lilly's osteoporosis drug Forteo. Researchers found that the bone med can jump-start healing of problematic fractures, making elderly patients' bones mend as if they were young again. FiercePharma

> Infinity Pharmaceuticals halted its late-stage trial of an experimental new therapy for gastrointestinal tumors after recording a higher mortality rate among the patients taking the drug. The news sent its stock into free fall, as shares of Infinity swiftly plunged 45 percent. FierceBiotech 

> HCA has reported that it expects to announce much-better first-quarter profits for this year compared with 2008, largely due to higher outpatient volume and better control of expenses. FierceHealthFinance

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