Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Managing supplies is a crucial part of moving medical products from the manufacturer to patient’s bedside. Efficient supply chains can reduce healthcare costs and make medical devices more affordable for patients and health systems. This news page includes content on supply shortages, inventory management, and procurement practices.

Amazon Pharmacy is now delivering medications by done

The new service is now live in College Station, Texas. The drones use a series of sensors and cameras to remain stable and navigate around obstacles as needed.

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A healthcare logo familiar to Americans since the 1800s has gotten a makeover.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new draft guidance designed to help applicants add clinically relevant information about QTc interval prolongation to the labeling of non-antiarrhythmic drugs

Hospital executives find themselves in a challenging position—pay big bucks for hard-to-find medications or risk letting their patients down. 

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The facility in question is responsible for producing collagen-based medical devices primarily used in wound care, soft tissue repair and complex reconstruction surgeries. 

Pfizer facility on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, after damage from severe weather. TRAVIS LONG/THE NEWS & OBSERVER VIA AP

The Rocky Mount, North Carolina-based facility is said to be responsible for producing 25% of Pfizer’s sterile injectables used by hospitals in the U.S.

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"We have been working diligently for months to build ample supply, with doses ready to ship in time for the fall vaccination season in the Northern Hemisphere,” Moderna's CEO said in the announcement.

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Merck believes the Inflation Reduction Act-launched effort “coerces” manufacturers to enter into agreements to sell their top products at a fraction of their actual value.

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Production of Integra’s SurgiMend, PriMatrix, Revize and TissueMend products has been temporarily halted due to the recalls, although the company said it has not received any customer complaints. 

Medical societies are asking Congress to be involved in Medicare reform efforts.

The FDA’s process of reviewing and approving drugs and devices could be put on hold, if lawmakers fail to reach a deal related to the debt ceiling.

CMS proposed medicare physician fee schedule for 2023 radiology.

The Food and Drug Administration has put in for a $7.2 billion chunk of the $6.9 trillion federal budget for fiscal year 2024 that President Joe Biden proposed March 9.

The newly formed group, the American Medical Manufacturers Association, includes Altor Safety, Aquaspersions USA, Blue Star NBR, Lutema, Ochsner Health, Premium-PPE, SafeSource Direct, United Safety Technology and Vizient as its initial members.

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Many hospitals are experiencing losses for 2022, a year that some are calling the most difficult operating environment they’ve ever experienced. 

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The device is intended to be a bridge for heart failure patients waiting to receive a full heart transplant.

After an investigation by journalists, unregulated SimonMed locations in Arizona must now obtain a license.