Rising health IT stock prices may not be a good sign; 'Digital pills' hold promise, but who will pay?;

> In a huge show of confidence, Wall Street has pumped the health IT stock sector up 30 percent over the second quarter of this year, though the market as a whole only inched up 2 percent. That means, in essence, the Street is pretty darned sure that providers like you and your colleagues are going to go straight to the big public EMR companies with their fat stimulus checks, something that is a bit of a bummer. FierceHealthIT

> If you want to track whether patients actually take their meds as prescribed, try "digital pills," digestible sensors attached to medication that can confirm pill ingestion. FierceMobileHealthcare

> The American National Standards Institute has given final approval to a healthcare-specific standard for RFID. The standard, developed by the Healthcare Industry Business Communications Council, is at a frequency of 13.56 megahertz, a high-frequency (HF) point that provides a narrower read range than other RFID standards to reduce the likelihood of electromagnetic interference with sensitive medical devices. FierceMobileHealthcare

> A new study shows just how much the antidepressant market has grown: The share of Americans taking antidepressant meds doubled to 10.1 percent in 2005 from 1996. That's some 27 million people age 6 and older. FiercePharma

And Finally... That's a lot of lions and tigers (and possibly bears). Oh my! Article