HHS, IOM ask private sector to mine storehouses of government health data; Vt., Blue Cross to re-pay $3M of ex-CEO's salary;

> HHS and the quasi-governmental Institute of Medicine are joining forces to share public-health data in hopes of spurring development of social media, smartphones and other IT tools for health improvement. FierceHealthIT

> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) has agreed to reduce customer premiums by $3 million over 2011 and 2012 after the state Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration Department found that the Berlin-based health insurer had overpaid its former president and CEO William Milnes Jr. by an equivalent amount. FierceHealthPayer

> Have the much-publicized off-label marketing settlements had any effect on drugmakers? The companies say yes. So do some experts. But others aren't so sure. FiercePharma

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