Allegedly this is the time of year that most of us begin to let those New Year's resolutions slip. (Already? Weak!) Trip to the gym or grab a beer to watch the conference championship games? We watched football--but then again we were smart enough not to make any resolutions this year. Pack and Charger fans, better luck next year.
Just a couple notes from a cold and quiet Sunday. If you're taking the day off in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, enjoy the long weekend.
- Start saving for a super bowl ad: Merck and Schering-Plough defend Vytorin and Zetia in some full-page ads on Sunday. Will doctors and patients respond? We'll have some data on their early reactions to the Enhance kerfuffle later today.
- Lupus, unmasked: Scientists writing in the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Genetics describe unearthing genetic variants in at least six distinct regions of the genome related to the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus. Reuters' roundup is here.