Pharma exec convicted of wire fraud for off-label promotion; Eli Lilly settles Connecticut Zyprexa suit;

> An executive with pharmaceutical firm InterMune has been convicted of wire fraud for sending out a misleading press release that boosted off-label sales of a company drug. FiercePharma

> Drugmaker Eli Lilly has settled another state lawsuit, this time in Connecticut, alleging that it marketed antipsychotic drug Zyprexa for unapproved uses such as dementia and attention-deficit disorder. FiercePharma

> Hospital costs for serious infections have tripled from 1997 to 2007, with skin and subcutaneous tissue infections rising 90 percent for men and 75 percent for women during that period. FierceHealthFinance

> Read to recruit physicians? Make sure you're up to date on the latest physician pay models, which have come to vary considerably, note a pair of consultants in a recent column. FierceHealthFinance

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