ALSO NOTED: Lancet spears NEJM on Herceptin; MN health plans put rates online; and much more...

> The Lancet argues a New England Journal of Medicine editorial which called Herceptin a "potential cure for breast cancer" is "profoundly misleading." Article

> Health plans in Minnesota are expanding a program in which they publish rate information online. Article

> USA Today rounds up some of the health reform activities in the US, noting that little is being done about the health system's problems at the national level. Article

> The Yale School of Public Health warns that the number of diabetes associated deaths will triple by the year 2025. Release

> The US Postal Service has asked Medicare for a prescription drug subsidy for its workers. Article

> UNISYS has been awarded a contract to handle IT operations for the Department of Health and Human Services worth $35 million. Article

> The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) said it has selected Medem's iHealthrecord to provide member physicians with personal health record access for patients. Release

> SAIC announced that it has signed a one-year contract to provide IT services for the military health system. Article

> Chutes & Ladders: The California Regional Health Information Organization has named Lori L. Hack interim CEO.

> Chutes & Ladders: The Work Group has named Chuck Appleby to head its west coast office. Appleby has served in executive positions at numerous healthcare companies, including at First Consulting Group.

And Finally... A doctor in Japan is in trouble after he managed to upload patient medical records to the Internet while downloading MP3s using a file swapping service. Article