Swedish prosecutor investigates AstraZeneca over Nobel influence; WI hospitals suffering, with charity care up 20 percent

> Was something improper about the award of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine? That's what a Swedish anti-corruption prosecutor wants to know. He's investigating allegations that AstraZeneca influenced the choice of the winner. FiercePharma

> The Wisconsin Hospital Association says the down U.S. economy is taking a worse toll on its members than previous recessions, with charity care up almost 20 percent for the first nine months of this year. Article

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative has thrown down a $150,000 gauntlet, offering the prize as a reward to researchers willing to take on one of HIV research's toughest challenges. FierceVaccines

> A Miami physician's assistant has gotten one of the toughest sentences on record for Medicare fraud--14 years in prison-- for his role in a $119 million HIV infusion scam. Article

And Finally... The baby seems to be doing very well, particularly given that the surgeon removed a foot from his head. Article