Ghostwritten articles common at top journals; AHRQ to look at state of e-prescribing;

> A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that up to 10 percent of articles in the healthcare industry's highest-profile journals were written by industry-funded ghostwriters. That should upset some folks (Chuck Grassley, anyone?) FiercePharma

> The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is undertaking a big fat 'ol study looking at how many medical practices and pharmacies have rolled out functional e-prescribing technology--and how well it's working. FierceHealthIT

> Taking e-medicine just a step further, an Ohio pain practice has created a 'virtual clinic' allowing patients to do some pain management exercises at home. FierceHealthIT

> A group of UK scientists are hard at work developing the next generation of implantable medical devices which emit less radiation and minimize interference. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... Hey, if you're going to go to jail, you might as well get one last cold one in. Article

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