Safety-net hospitals charging non-local uninsured; Psychiatric group phasing out pharma funding;

> Here's a new way to cut down on unrecoverable emergency department expenses: Some hospitals have begun charging uninsured patients from outside their service area for non-emergency services. FierceHealthFinance

> Score another point for reformers who want to see ties between pharma and medicine loosened. The American Psychiatric Association has announced that it will phase out CME and meal funding from the industry at its conferences. FiercePharma

> Hospitals continue to struggle with the down economy, and they're having to get creative. While layoffs get most of the press, hospitals aren't just pink-slipping employees, according to one consultant. FierceHealthFinance

> The swine flu may not be a disaster, but it is still spreading. Now, biotech companies are competing madly to develop a swine flu vaccine that can be used by government to stockpile in case of emergency. FierceVaccines

And Finally... Be careful what you ask for--you may get it. Article

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