ALSO NOTED: FL hospitals spend $2.35B on uncompensated care; MN HMO gets $6 million bailout; and much more...

> Florida's hospitals have tagged their uncompensated care tab for 2006 at $2.35 billion. Article
> A Minnesota county's HMO plan for the needy has gotten a $6 million bailout intended to keep it in compliance with state law and help it meet minimum reserves levels. Article

> A new report suggests that better staff training could head off many medical data privacy violations. FierceHealthIT

> Increasingly, pharmacy benefit managers are becoming sole distributors for some pricey nice drugs, a practice which lines their pockets but could contribute to drug pricing increases, observers say. FiercePharma

And Finally...  Unfortunately, soldiers lose limbs in battle zones--but can those limbs be regrown? The Pentagon thinks the answer might be "yes." Article

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