ALSO NOTED: Many chronic pain sufferers do not tell docs; GE Healthcare opens new Wisconsin site; and much more...

> If you need to take somebody to the hospital in an emergency, you are better off calling 911 and waiting for an ambulance, a new study finds. The new research concludes that patients delivered via ambulance receive more attention from ER staff and generally see a physician more quickly. Article

> New research published in the February issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds that most people suffering from chronic pain do not tell their doctors about it. Article

> GE Healthcare opened a new site in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The $85 million facility will house the company's clinical systems and interventional cardiology and surgery business units. Article

> Emdeon appears to be selling off its business services and practice services segments. Release

> The San Francisco Chronicle looks at the impact of Medicare Part D snafus on patient lives. Article

> The head of Kaiser Permanente's nascent transplant program stepped down after two weeks on the job. Article

And Finally... It looks like the abortion drug RU-486 will now be approved in Australia, despite the objections of the health minister. Who helped override his objections? His political colleague over in the treasury. Article