ALSO NOTED: FDA says Dynastat not approvable; Frist sells off HCA stake, critics boo anyway; California wants warning on fries

> The FDA said it has issued a "not approvable" letter for Pfizer's injectable Cox-2 painkiller Dynastat. The regulator did not provide a cause.  Story

> Senate Majority leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn) recently sold his stake in HCA, the giant hospital chain his family owns. Critics question the timing of the sale.  Story

> A Texas judge has sentenced a woman to 99 years in jail. The woman, who is believed to have Munchausen syndrome by proxy--a condition which leads sufferers to lie to draw attention to themselves--is accused of nearly killing her young child with an unnecessary insulin injection. Story

> On second thought, maybe we won't go big on that. Responding to recent research that has linked french fries with cancer, California says it wants to add a warning label to America's favorite fast food side order. Story

> HIT: Cerner and RxHub say they have formed a strategic alliance. Release

> The Wall Street Journal has a cautionary tale of a problem doctor, who moved from hospital to hospital, despite clear warning signs on his resume. Story

> HIT: A new KLAS perception study out this week rates Picis as the No. 1 surgery management system. Story

> Maryland-based Central AdMixture Pharmacy Services is warning hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region that injectible antibiotics it shipped recently are contaminated and pose a serious health risk.  Story

AND FINALLY: Facing a declining birth rate, the French government says it will provide mothers with a cash payment to encourage them to have more children, a move which could trigger similar programs in other European countries. Story