Drugmakers challenge MA drug gift bill; Death prompts calls for Lipitor use restrictions;

> Drugmakers are kicking back at a MA marketing-and-disclosure bill that would require pharmas to disclose any payment or gift of $50 or more to physicians. FiercePharma

> An Irish man's death has prompted calls for doctors to suspend Lipitor use when treating patients with certain antibiotics. FiercePharma

> A research team from Columbia and Harvard was able to reprogram stem cells taken from the skin of elderly patients into cells responsible for triggering amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. FierceBioResearch

Increasingly, ethics consultants are taking part in real-life simulations, staffed by actors, which help them get a fresh look at current ethical dilemmas. Article

And Finally... I know models are supposed to be slinky, but furry? That's a new one. Article