Physician pay increases modest in 2007; Health leaders propose national group for workforce planning;

> According to a new study, it appears that while some specialists did well in 2007, most physician pay increases weren't anything to write home about. FierceHealthFinance

> The Association of Academic Health Centers is urging officials to create a planning group to address healthcare challenges on a national level, particularly healthcare workforce shortages. Article

> Troubled Tampa, FL-based managed care organization WellCare Health Plans, which is being investigated by federal and state authorities over possible fraud, has made a move to stabilize itself by hiring a chief financial officer. Article

> Continuing to suffer from a trial that found it no better than a single-drug script for simvastin, prescriptions for combo cholesterol drug Vytorin have fallen 5 percent, leaving it with only 6.8 percent of the market. FiercePharma

And Finally... When charity clashes with bureaucracy, guess which one wins? Article

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