Scotland texting program aims to prevent binge drinking, STDs; Most contractors chosen for ONC's HIE model;

> To prevent young adults from acting irresponsibly while hitting the sauce, researchers in Scotland are launching a pilot program to send text messages to "hazardous drinkers" as a means of preventing binge drinking and stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Federal officials have decided upon vendors for eight of the 11 planned contracts to develop a framework for health information exchange, but there will be no public announcement until the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology decides the winners of all 11. FierceHealthIT

> Is another cost-sharing deal with the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in Novartis' (NYSE:NVS) future? Could be, if the Swiss drugmaker wants to get NICE to approve its asthma drug Xolair for children on the National Health Service. FiercePharma

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