Officials unsure of cause of Wisconsin's bloodstream infections; Coney Island Hospital boots three execs over patient death;

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> Health authorities remain stumped on the source of a Wisconsin bacterial bloodstream infection connected to 17 deaths, according to the Chicago Tribune. Article

> Officials at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey say they have reduced the levels of the lead found in the hospital's water last week, according to NJ1015. Article

> In the wake of outcry over a patient death, New York's Coney Island Hospital has removed three top executives, according to the New York Post. Article

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> A regulatory body in Massachusetts has put two pending hospital contracting deals on hold as part of increasing scrutiny of how providers price and assert market clout. Article

> Cancer medications are among the costliest for both hospitals and patients, yet acute care facilities throw out about $3 billion worth of oncology drugs each year unused, according to a new study published in BMJ. Article

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