ALSO NOTED: Physicians protest prescribing-data use; PA focuses on chronic illness; and much more...

> Physicians continue to voice opposition to the use of detailed data on their prescribing patterns in pharma drug marketing strategies. Article

> As part of his large health reform plans, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) has established a new commission intended to improve care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. Article

> Illinois legislators have approved a new law which will require state and private health insurance plans to cover comprehensive breast exams. Article (reg. req.)

> Retail clinic operator The Little Clinic plans to open locations in south Florida supermarkets. Article

> An Atlanta county commissioner is hopping mad after being shut out of a meeting by the board running the region's Grady Memorial Hospital. Article

And Finally...  Maybe the Three Blind Mice have some hope. Article