ALSO NOTED: Senate approves new FDA powers; More states consider retail clinic regs; and much more...

> The Senate has authorized a bill which would boost the FDA's ability to regulate drug companies, including the ability to make the pharmas conduct safety studies on already-released drugs. Article

> A growing number of states, including Georgia, Missouri and Illinois, are considering bills which would regulate retail clinic operations. Article

> A new study has concluded that half U.S. residents have received little training in cross-cultural communication. Article

> Only half of women who should be tested for chlamydia actually do get tested, according to new research. Article

> Stanford's medical school will soon begin training India-based paramedics. Article

And Finally... No matter what rescuers did, this guy wasn't going to breathe. Article