ALSO NOTED: Poll finds Americans ambivalent about avian flu; Cerner & UPMC announce partnership; and much more...

> Despite being flooded with media coverage about the threat of an avian flu pandemic, the average American is not planning for an outbreak of the disease, a new poll finds. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Cerner and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have announced a joint partnership to develop and commercialize new healthcare IT products. Release

> QuadraMed will pay $2 million to specialty provider MedCath to settle a legal dispute between the two companies. MedCath had argued that QuadraMed's products "failed to perform" as advertised. Article

> After falling on Friday, shares of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts fell $3.44, or 4.4 percent, on a judge's ruling limiting sales of the generic version of Zocor to Ranbaxy and Teva pharmaceuticals. Article

> Startup Luminex says it is shipping the first orders of a device designed to project an image of a patient's veins over the surface of their skin, making blood draws and other procedures easier. Article

> EDS signed a $170 million dollar contract to provide outsourced IT services to San Diego County. Article

> Cardinal Health said it is acquiring F. Dohmen Co., a Wisconsin-based pharmaceutical distributor. Terms were not disclosed. Article

And Finally… China's Health Ministry cracked down on a hospital accused of massively overbilling an elderly cancer patient for services he did not receive. The man's bill included charges for 93 blood transfusions in a single day. Article