Wyeth faces menopause drug suits; PhRMA working to get compliance on MD gift code;

Drugmaker Wyeth is facing thousands of lawsuits against it claiming that Prempro and Premarin made them ill. FiercePharma

> PhRMA president and former Republican Congressman Billy Tauzin is beating the streets urging pharmaceutical company members to comply with the group's new voluntary code for drugmakers, which includes a ban on gifts for doctors. FiercePharma

> Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey is setting aside $500,000 to help hospitals implement electronic medical history technology. FierceHealthIT

> South Carolina officials have set plans to launch a health information exchange for the state's 700,000 Medicaid patients. FierceHealthIT

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