News bites: GOP candidates get grilled

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney walked back his trial balloon on partially privatizing veterans' care during an interview with New Hampshire's Nashua Telegraph, ThinkProgress reports

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich has been targeted for his past support of embryonic stem cell research and other violations of social-conservative orhodoxy, Politico reports.

Profits for Africa's largest over-the-counter drug company rose 19 percent, beating estimates, on the strength of increased consumer demand in the low-income market, Bloomberg reports

Foster children are being prescribed cocktails of powerful antipsychotic drugs as frequently as some of the most mentally disabled youngsters on Medicaid, The New York Times reports.