FDA to open China offices; CMS demands that NPI match IRS data;

> By the end of the year, the FDA will have opened three offices in China, according to HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt. The new offices are part of the FDA's larger strategy for ensuring food and drug safety in China, which recently was home to scandals on this front. FiercePharma

> Adding further stress to a difficult situation, CMS is now insisting that providers' National Provider Identifier number data match up exactly with IRS data. Experts say this will add even more trouble to a difficult situation. FierceHealthFinance

> An analysis of two clinical trials of an experimental breast cancer vaccine suggests that the therapy is well-tolerated and may confer immunity. FierceVaccines

> A new study suggests that high health-risk employees are quicker to join wellness programs than their healthier colleagues. Article

And Finally... Now, from the Department of Trivial Things, we give you...a dancing robot! Article

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