ONC to give two more Beacon Communities grants; Two hospital strikes pending, more workers vote to unionize;

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Wednesday announced that it will give two additional awards, worth nearly $30.4 million combined, in its Beacon Communities program. ONC earlier this month awarded $220 million in Beacon Communities grants to 15 locales. FierceEMR

> Approximately 12,000 Minnesota nurses remain poised to hold a one-day strike, but as of May 26, the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) had not filed a strike notice with the 14 Twin Cities-area hospitals involved in the contract dispute. And in Worcester, Mass., about 1,300 housekeepers and lab workers employed by UMass Memorial Health Care voted to reject a new two-year contract. FierceHealthFinance

> The FDA is slapping new liver-injury warnings on the weight-loss drugs Xenical and Alli. The decision comes after a safety review at the agency, prompted by reports of liver problems among patients using the drugs, including two deaths and three liver transplants. FiercePharma

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