Nurse practitioners to play greater role post-reform; Change afoot at the FDA;

> It's begun to look like nurse practitioners could assume new primary-care responsibilities under health reform, with NPs caring for patient whose needs might otherwise go unmet with a 30 percent shortage of primary-care doctors. Article

> New FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg is vowing to speed up the FDA safety enforcement process. She's beginning by taking some action steps that should have an immediate effect, such as establishing clear deadlines for companies' response to FDA inspection reports. FiercePharma

> A group of ten professional societies have come together to develop an obesity medicine certification program for practicing physicians. Article

> While new cancer treatments continue to emerge, the industry still isn't able to do as many cancer treatment trials as it would like, as a lack of volunteers continues to hamper the process. FierceBiotechResearch

And Finally... Yeah, buddy, it was the cat. But how did he guess your credit card number to pay for all of that stuff? Article