GlaxoSmithKline will not longer donate to candidates; Northwestern University researchers may slow antibiotic resistance;

> After donating more than $585,000 to U.S. candidates this year, GlaxoSmithKline has decided that it won't donate in the future; apparently it now fears the implication that such contributions provide it with special privileges. FiercePharma

> Scientists at Northwestern University may have found a way to improve the effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria like MRSA. FierceBioResearcher

> The first results from Obama's healthcare reform focus results are in, and the consensus is that healthcare as it stands is a broken system. Article

> New legislation in Ohio will force hospitals to report hospital infection rates to consumers; the legislation passed in spite of heavy opposition from the Ohio Hospital Association. Article

And Finally... Let this be a lesson on how not to clear snow from around your house. Article