Cigna launches private exchange for small businesses; Prescription drug tracking database cuts doc shopping by 75%;

News From Around the Web

> Washington state's insurance office opposes a bill that would allow out-of-state health insurance carriers to offer plans in the state, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported. Article

> Cigna has launched a private health insurance exchange that sells employer-based coverage in Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the insurer said Tuesday. Announcement

> CVS Caremark will stop selling cigarettes at its more than 7,600 U.S. stores by Oct. 1 to promote health as it increases its footprint the healthcare marketplace, the company announced yesterday. Statement

Health IT News

> A database that tracks the disbursement of prescription drugs in New York has helped the state to slash incidences of doctor shopping by 75 percent, according to state attorney general Eric Schneiderman. Article

> More than 7 million patient records were breached last year, an increase of 138 percent from 2012, according to a report from IT security audit firm Redspin. Article

And Finally... Motion-activated singing fish not only for decoration. Article