Drug reps earn more; Crowd protests NJ hospital closure;

> Pharma reps' average pay reached $94,200 last year, compared with $87,500 in 2006, according to the National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Reps. FiercePharma

> People are protesting the closure of a failed New Jersey hospital on its final day open. Almost 200 residents and local activists held a mock "funeral" for Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center of Plainfield, NJ. Article

> Scientists at the University of Michigan are moving closer to human trials of a new nanotech-based hepatitis B vaccine that could revolutionize therapy in the Third World. FierceBioResearcher

> A group of Florida's largest employers--such as Florida Power & Light, Disney World and Lockheed Martin--have gathered to discuss methods for increasing healthcare quality and controlling costs. Article

And Finally... Did you hear the one about the octopus who couldn't tell his arms from his legs? Article