ALSO NOTED: Retail clinic industry maturing; Medicare won't cover new depression treatment; and much more...

> Watch out: the retail clinic industry is maturing, and now it has its own annual conference. Release

> CMS officials have said that they don't plan to let Medicare cover an implanted brain stimulation device for use in treating intractable depression. Article

> The state has stripped a Texas cardiologist of his license for prescribing too many pain medications and tranquilizers, allegedly resulting in the death of a patient. Article

> A California consumer group is fighting get a proposition passed which would require HMOs and health insurers to justify how much they charge. Release

And Finally... A writer ponders the ethics of doctor-designed baby gender. Article