NIH cracks down on Emory U funding; Protein could relieve pain better than morphine;

> In the wake of news that the head of Emory University's department head failed to report more than $1 million in pharma payments, NIH has decided to impose a new crackdown on the school's research funding. FierceParma

> This could turn out to be an incredible breathrough. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of Helsinki have found that a single dose of the PAP protein is as effective as morphine in suppressing pain and lasts considerably longer. FierceBioResearcher

> The city of New Orleans continues its long, slow path to rebuilding its health system. Now, it's made plans to buy an east New Orleans facility that would serve neighborhoods deprived of services since Hurricane Katrina. Article

> Medical indigency continues to grow in Cincinnati, where two-thirds of patients getting basic care from the Health Department's primary care center in 2008 are uninsured. Article

And Finally... Asking a man to leave his puppy behind? Now that's just cold. Article