ALSO NOTED: Consolidation in the medical tourism biz; LA county closing clinics; and much more...

> Consolidation is already happening in the medical tourism business: Greenwood Village, CO-based BridgeHealth International has agreed to buy New York-based Medical Tours International. Article

> Los Angeles County may close most of its clinics, drastically cutting back health services to the indigent. Article

> Michigan's Medicaid director is disputing the assertion, by the Detroit Medical Center, that the state is overpaying Wayne State University doctors who treat the indigent. Article

> It looks like this year's round of seasonal flu vaccines weren't on target. FierceVaccines

> Baxter has stopped making multidose vials of heparin--and the FDA has asked doctors to stop using them except when absolutely necessary. Report

> Can specialty drugs turn the tide for pharma companies? Report

And Finally... Just another example of why even five-year-olds should know how to dial 911. Article