More double-digit hikes sought in Rhode Island, Michigan, Connecticut; Marketing execs find fault with FDA's 'Bad Ad' program;

> The bad press and government scrutiny endured by Anthem Blue Cross in Woodland Hills, Calif., and parent WellPoint Inc. over Anthem's efforts to increase some health insurance premiums by more than one-third aren't stopping other insurers from moving forward with plans to institute double-digit rate increases of their own. FierceHealthPayer

> Will some DTC foes use the FDA's new "Bad Ad" program to crusade against the very idea of consumer advertising for drugs? That's what some industry-watchers predict in an Advertising Age analysis of the agency initiative. FiercePharma

> Think the tug-of-war between vendors, health systems and privacy advocates over data mining and de-identification of patient records is subsiding? Think again. FierceHealthIT

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