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> The Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating evidence that the Fentanyl pain patch may have led to more than 100 deaths since its approval. Story

> A new study finds that one-in-four births at US hospitals are to foreign-born mothers. Story

> More hospitals in Cleveland are being accused in a growing workers' comp scandal. Story

> Slowly but surely, health savings accounts and innovations like prepaid medical cards appear to be gaining a foothold in the workplace. Story

> Advertising by health plans is skyrocketing. Story

> Meanwhile, bogus health plans seem to be making a comeback too. Story

> In Florida, nurses groups are unhappy about "a pattern of rude and abusive" behavior on the part of doctors in the state. Story

> Profile: The Wall Street Journal looks at Nancy Santenello, the Merck executive who will do most of the testifying for the company in Ernst v. Merck. Story (sub. req.)

> A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey says that healthcare costs are hitting corporate profits and hampering job growth. Story

> US News & World Report looks at how employers are using incentive programs to cut healthcare costs. Story

> Hospital turnaround specialist Navigant Consulting says it has acquired A.W. Hutchinson & Associates, a firm specializing in healthcare construction projects. Release

> Chutes & Ladders: Tufts New England Medical Center has named Joseph P. Campanelli, an executive with a long career in the banking industry, to its Board of Trustees. Release

And Finally... Doctors in Venezuela are protesting that Cuban doctors are taking their jobs. Story