Hospitals still suffering from economic downturn; CT city sues Merck and Schering-Plough;

> Hospitals, healthcare systems, and even state officials are still suffering from the economic downturn, being locked out of bond options or seeing their interest rates wildly fluctuate. FierceHealthFinance

> A Connecticut city is suing two pharmaceutical companies, Merck and Schering-Plough, to get back tax money spent on Vytorin and Zetia for their employees. New Haven, CT, says that these medications don't work. FiercePharma

> Is the medical research system in this country broken? There seem to be some major similarities between the research system and its funding and the economy that just took a huge downturn. HospitalImpact

> It looks like a new breakthrough on the stem cell front: The Harvard Stem Cell Institute was able to create stem cells out of normal skin cells by using a chemical to "reprogram" them. FierceBioResearcher

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