WV Board of Pharmacy relaxes rules; WI HMO creates P4P plan;

> The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy has relaxed proposed rules that would have required clinics to designate a "pharmacist in charge," and would have required a pharmacist or pharmacy technician to be at the clinic whenever a doctor was dispensing drugs. Article

> A Milwaukee, WI-based health plan responsible for managing Medicaid SSI and the state's BadgerCare Plus plans has become the first HMO in the area to start paying doctors incentives for meeting health goals. Article

> A new study concludes that heart failure patients who get shocks from heart defibrillators are more likely to die within four years than those who did not. Article

> Despite the recent string of troubles faced by retail clinics, the industry isn't going anywhere. Take Care Health Systems, a unit of Walgreens, is opening a string of new clinics in the Louisville area. Article

And Finally... As for me, I think even one Big Mac is a little bit too much. Article