ALSO NOTED: HIPAA requirements at hospitals; Defibrillator guidelines prepared; and much more...

> A medical society representing cardiologists who implant defibrillators in patients said it is preparing guidelines for device makers after Guidant's problems. Story (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)

> Investor's Business Daily looks at the IT changes hospitals are being forced to make to meet HIPAA requirements. Story

> GlaxoSmithKlein says it will work with the International AIDS Vaccine Initative (IAVI) to develop an AIDS vaccine for the third world. Story

> A patient's family files suit after a short circuit in an ICU leads to her life support equipment being shut down. Story

> Cerner scores another international deal, this time in Abu Dhabi. Story

And Finally... China denies misusing an antiobiotic which could fight bird flu. Story