Daily Rounds: More On Insurance Merger; Love/Hate Of Reform; Food Fight; Milk Testing

Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts say merger would cut health costs – The Boston Globe “The leaders of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan said yesterday joining forces will give them the scale to expand across New England and beyond at a time when sweeping changes in the health care industry demand larger and more competitive players.” (boston.com)

Negative View Of Health Overhaul Rises, But Opposition To Repeal Remains : Shots – Health News Blog : NPR” F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." He wasn't writing about health overhaul, but he could have been. “(npr.org)

New nutrition labels coming to the front of food packages – USATODAY.com “The plan is already drawing fire from some critics who say the industry is trying a pre-emptive strike so it doesn't have to use a plan being developed by the Food and Drug Administration.” (USA Today)

F.D.A and Dairy Industry Spar Over Testing of Milk – NYTimes.com “Under industry pressure, the F.D.A. postponed testing milk from farms that sold cows tainted by drug residue. Now the two sides are sparring over how the danger posed by antibiotics in the milk supply. “(nytimes.com)

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