ALSO NOTED: Ex-Caritas CEO faces MA inquiry into harassment firing; Trust in CDC leadership declines; and much more...

> An ex-Caritas Christi Health Care CEO is facing a state inquiry into allegations that the CEO, Robert Haddad sexually harassed a female employee who was later fired. Article (Modern Healthcare sub. req.)

> About 40 percent of CDC employees feel their leaders have integrity, down a bit from two years ago. Article

> Though it's good that the federal government has moved ahead with new health technology, the move has left big privacy and security holes in the government's health IT infrastructure, according to the GAO. Article

> Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a heart muscle using embryonic stem cells. Report

> Researchers at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research say they've developed an allergy vaccine that works in a matter of weeks. Report

> Progeria trial underscores the challenge of developing treatments for rare diseases. Report

> A variety of groups are criticizing efforts by the Bush administration to slice spending at the National Cancer Institute by 1 percent. Report

And Finally… A Cato Institute analyst explains why the Bush healthcare tax cuts would have the biggest impact on New Yorkers. Now there's something you didn't see coming... Column