IN THIS ISSUE

Jack McCain
Managed care is having some success discouraging practices that promote the development of "superbugs."
Tony Berberabe
Providing free handheld or even desktop computers is a small step toward minimizing medication errors. Will docs finally abandon pen and pad?
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
California is the only state that has a department that deals exclusively with HMOs. A new sheriff's in town.
Ethics
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
When uninsured immigrants fail to pay their bills, the University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., might just report them to the Department of Homeland Security.
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Alpha-L-iduronidase breaks down glycosaminoglycans — and it just may lead to breakthroughs in treatment for other lysosomal storage disorders.
Employer Update
MargaretAnn Cross
As employers become more comfortable with the idea that prevention pays, health plans may find their scope of services widening.
News and Commentary