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> The hepatitis C "serial infector" isn't likely to stand trial until next October, the Associated Press reported. Earlier this month, David M. Kwiatkowski was charged with seven counts of tampering with a consumer product and seven counts of illegally obtaining drugs. Article

> Dallas's Parkland Memorial Hospital failed to pay a $750,000 fine due in September and now may owe more money to the Texas Department of State Health Services, The Dallas Morning News reported. Article

> The president of Steward Health Care's St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Mass., will soon join Gov. Deval Patrick's cabinet as secretary of Health & Human Services, according to The Boston Globe. Article

Provider News

> FierceHealthFinance's Ron Shinkman comes up with five more healthcare iPad apps for your Christmas wish list. Editorial

> Watch for these 10 physician practices trends that will make the difference between folding and thriving in a post-health-reform world. Commentary

And Finally… Board members get coal this Christmas. Article