Vermont approves MD gift ban; Avandia may still be questionable;

> Vermont has approved a very tough ban on pharmaceutical company marketing to doctors, one that restricts just about every form of gift and financial contribution. FiercePharma

> Now wait just a minute--maybe that new study suggesting that Avandia isn't so bad is flawed, some doctors are saying. FiercePharma

> If you thought mice were the best choice for medical researchers, guess again. Increasingly, barnyard animals are the models to use, scientists say. FierceBioResearcher

> The FDA has started figuring out how to spend $364 million on information technology, but its plans aren't quite up to snuff yet, according to the GAO. FierceBiotechIT

And Finally... It's nice to be reminded that you're never too old for romance. Article