Public option could save $265B over 10 years; Schering gets judicial scolding;

> A new study has reached a conclusion which should make the commercial health insurance people itchy. The Commonwealth Fund has concluded that including a public option plan in proposed insurance exchanges, something they oppose violently, could save $265 billion over 10 years. FierceHealthFinance

> Schering-Plough may have gotten off the hook in its recent off-label marketing trial, but it still got a serious public spanking from the judge, who called the pharma's marketing tactics "reprehensible." FiercePharma

> Another powerful application for smartphones: Cardiologists at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC, are testing a BlackBerry-based system letting them read EKGs and prescribe treatment within three minutes, even when off-site. FierceMobileHealthcare

> The first human trial of an H1N1 vaccine is set to begin this month, sponsored by Melbourne, Australia based developer CSL. The closely-watched trial should give some hint of how many similar H1N1 vaccines will perform. FierceVaccines

And Finally... I'll tell you one thing, I wouldn't let them store it in my back yard. No way. Article

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