ALSO NOTED: Medicare, Medicaid turn 40; Managed care plans not going for PDPs; and much more...

> With the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs arriving on Saturday, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosts three web-based documentaries on the history of the programs. Story

> It looks like many managed care plans will not offer the standalone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans but will wrap coverage into Medicare Advantage plans. Story

> One solution for the problems of King/Drew in Los Angeles may be handing it off to a private sector hospital chain. That is now being questioned by a new consultant's report. Story

> An FDA investigation on fake Lipitor pills appears to implicate distributor HD Smith. Story

> The Wall Street Journal's "Informed Patient" column reports that while patients are seeking expensive new tests, much necessary preventative care is not being done. Story (sub. req.)

> North Carolina issues another warning on early Medicare Part D scams. Story

> The San Francisco Chronicle sits down for a talk with Bruce Bodaken, the CEO of prospering Blue Shield of California. Story

> In suburban Chambers County, Texas, just outside of Houston, there is a concern of a possible new cancer cluster. Story

> General Data has introduced a new high tech wristband, which uses a bar code and a patient photo to keep tabs on patients. Release

> A University of Michigan study finds patient videos help reduce patient stress levels, but a talk with a doctor helps ally fears better. Story

> California Pacific Medical Center finds it may owe $4 million in back taxes. Story

> In Florida, a mixed reaction to the IVAX-Teva deal. Story

>  Perhaps they could help the rest of us track IT legislation as well. Austin's PlanView says it has signed Baylor as a customer for its IT portfolio management software. Release

And Finally... A woman tells of birth in bathroom after hospital sends her home. Story