Vets may have been improperly denied benefits; NY Governor wants to ban pharma gifts;

> The military is looking into whether thousands of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan were improperly denied benefits after being discharged due to post-traumatic stress disorder. Article

> Yet another state is joining the gift-ban lineup. New York's governor is pushing for legislation that would bar sales reps from offering free meals, brand-name tchotchkes, et al, to doctors. The idea being to keep reps from using such inducements to persuade docs to use specific drugs. FiercePharma

> Rhode Island-based Daniele, Inc., recently recalled 1.24 million pounds of salami, saying it may have been contaminated with salmonella. So far, 184 people in 38 states have been sickened by the contamination, with roughly 35 people going to the hospital for their symptoms, reports the CDC. Article

And Finally... S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night! Article