Expect hospital supply cost pressures to continue; Medco plots bigger push into research;

> Inflation rates for hospital services, including inpatient and outpatient services, reached roughly 8 percent in 2009--an increase of 2 percent compared to 2008, according to the January 2010 Budget Impact Projections Report by Novation, an Irving, Texas-based healthcare contracting supply company. FierceHealthFinance

> If Medco Health Solutions gets its way, we'll all start using pharmaceuticals more effectively. And in a bid to push us to do just that, it's sponsoring more research to help improve drug therapy. FiercePharma

> A woman in Denmark recently became the first in the world to give birth to a second child after previously undergoing an ovary transplant. Article

And Finally... I guess the police weren't clowning around with this bust. Article

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