ALSO NOTED: CA presses three hospitals on bypass deaths; HealthMarkets forced to make changes; and much more...

> A new state analysis has focused attention on three California  hospitals which, according to the data, had the highest mortality rates for coronary bypass surgery in 2005. Article

> Texas-based health insurer HealthMarkets is being forced to dramatically change its business practices after a multi-state investigation found a wide range of problems. Article

> Many state and local group would like to build large health information exchanges, but it's proving difficult. Maybe the key is to start small. FierceHealthIT

> It seems that recent warnings over the dangers of prescribing antidepressants to adolescents and youths have indeed slowed such uses. FiercePharma

> The District of Columbia's governing council voted to require sales reps to obtain licenses, becoming the only jurisdiction in the country to do so. FiercePharma

And Finally... Good thing the check-cashing place decided to check the old man's pulse before it forked over his money. Article