PA hospitals struggling financially; NYC plans $60M EMR effort;

> Pennsylvania hospitals last week reported that the recession is hitting them hard, with leaders struggling with contracting budgets, falling cash reserves and varied credit problems that have made it an expensive hassle to borrow. FierceHealthFinance

> New York City has set plans to spend $60 million to subsidize the purchase of electronic medical records for 1,000 primary care physicians, as well as to provide training and tech support. FierceHealthIT

> A group of FDA scientists have stirred things up considerably on the Hill by issuing a letter arguing that sweeping changes are needed at the agency to transform it from an anti-scientific culture to one that respects research. FiercePharma

> GlaxoSmithKline has announced plans for a $300 million vaccine manufacturing facility its building as part of a major push into the U.S. market. FierceVaccines

And Finally... Of all the places I'd look for a ninja, this would be about last on the list. Article