Pharma gets White House nod on banning drug reimportation; State budget crunches push hospitals to cut more staff;

> While President Obama endorsed the practice of reimporting cheaper foreign drugs during his campaign, it seems that pharmaceutical companies have changed his mind. FiercePharma

> As if the direct effects of the recession aren't enough, hospitals are being hit a second time by slashed state budgets, with many considering a new round of staff cuts in response. FierceHealthFinance

> A Minnesota non-profit group has set plans to roll out an electronic health data network across 18 counties, a venture which would embrace 400 medical provider organizations. FierceEMR

> A pair of studies examining the use of telemedicine to treat diabetes have given the approach a mixed report card--clinical results improved somewhat, but costs remained high in proportion to the results achieved. FierceHealthIT

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