ALSO NOTED: States sued over prescription-tracking law; Watson challenges Warner Chilcott on birth control pill;

> Three health information companies are suing the states of Vermont and Maine to block laws that would prevent drug makers from tracking individual scrips written by individual doctors; the privacy laws are set to take effect January 1. Release

> Watson Pharmaceuticals has asked the FDA to approve its copycat of Femcon, a Warner Chilcott birth-control pill; Warner Chilcott, meanwhile, sued the generics maker to block the drug. Release

> Contract manufacturer SAFC says it's planning to add conjugation capabilities to its Missouri plant, aiming to target pharma clients developing novel anti-cancer drugs. Report

> The troubled PDL BioPharma has put out the 'for sale' sign in an attempt to find a buyer for the company as a whole or of its key assets. Report

> Perlegen Sciences and Roche's 454 Life Sciences have teamed up to conduct large scale genetic re-sequencing in DNA samples collected from people with specific responses to an undisclosed class of drug. Report

And Finally... Antibiotics might fight stroke, too: A small new study showed that minocycline administered within 24 hours of a stroke reduced brain damage and physical impairment. Report