Pharmas settle $124M Medicaid fraud suit; Legislators fight for 'critical access' funding for rural hospitals;

> Four pharmaceutical companies--Mylan Pharmaceuticals, UDL Laboratories, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals-- have agreed to pay $124 million to resolve claims that they'd engaged in Medicaid fraud. Article

> Legislators are fighting to make sure rural hospitals' needs aren't forgotten in the struggle to reform the healthcare business, notably by preserving hospitals' ability to get funding for "critical access" status. Article

> New research suggests that parents are very interested in learning how alternative medicine can help their children's health. Article

> Case study: Wondering if VoIP can work for your hospital? Here's one case where it did, handsomely, recouping the initial investment in just over six months. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... I never stop being amazed at how many flavors of crazy there are out this guy, for example. Article