Merck offers AIDS-drug deals; DoD, VA share medical data;

> Merck is garnering some goodwill in the AIDS community with price-freezes and discounts on its HIV-fighting drugs. FiercePharma

> Despite working on the project for 10 years, the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs are still far from being able to share health data freely. However, they have begun sharing some data, with interoperability levels that vary by type, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. FierceHealthIT

> The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a probe of the bile-duct stent market, trying to determine whether companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson improperly promoted the devices. FiercePharma

> New research suggests that for men 75 and older, prostate cancer screening may do more harm than good. Data from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded that the risks associated with the screening and stress of false alarms outweighed the benefits of detecting the condition. Article

And Finally... Here are some guys who were slightly unclear on the 911 concept. Article