News bites: Lobbying denial, pill-mill crackdown and more

Mitt Romney adviser Ed Gillespie tells the National Review that he never advocated for a federal insurance mandate.

Federal agents are expanding their crackdown on prescription drug pill mills, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The pink slime scare is a dishonest attempt to get expensive organic food on school menus, Jeff Stier writes in the New York Post.

Bloomberg looks at alternatives to President Obama's health insurance mandate if the Supreme Court strikes it down.

Chemotherapy costs significantly more at a hospital than at a physician's office, and patients might have decreased access to the cheaper option, Kaiser Health News reports.

Pets are the latest consumers of costly healthcare options, The New York Times reports.