ALSO NOTED: Texas retail clinic operator expands to 12 states; Vladeck takes E&Y post; and much more...

> Texas retail clinic operator Intrepid Holdings--which runs clinics under the My Clinic and My Care Clinic brands--plans to expand to 12 states over the next few months. Article

> Former CMS (then HCFA) administrative Bruce Vladeck has accepted a position of Ernst & Young's health sciences advisory services division. Article (reg. req.)

>  Face transplants may not be as difficult a procedure as originally thought. Article

>  Patients who want to see if their mole is cancerous often wait much longer to be seen than Botox patients, according to a new study.  Article

> Florida researchers have begun examining data from 11 million health plan members to screen for possible drug interactions and side effects. FierceHealthIT

And Finally ...  Was Beethoven's death the result of a medical error? Article