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Subject: FDA: 50 medical devices at risk of shortages | Dr. Reddy's recalls 500k+ bottles of ulcer drug | Tenet to close 232-bed Phoenix hospital | Top 5 things providers look for when purchasing medical devices
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October 20, 2017
1. FDA: 50 medical devices at risk of shortages after Hurricane Maria 

2. Tenet to close 232-bed Phoenix hospital Full story
3. Survey: 5 product attributes providers want when purchasing medical devices Full story

4. How to preserve antibiotics for the next generation - why fast antibiotic susceptibility technology improves care and makes financial sense for your hospital Learn more

5. UnitedHealth not concerned by possibility of Amazon entering drug business Full story 

6. More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than in the Vietnam War Full story
7. How to apply systems-level analysis, planning and performance improvement tools to your imaging service line for the best results. Learn more during an upcoming webinar. 

8. Dr. Reddy's recalls 500k+ bottles of ulcer drug: 4 things to know Full story
9. DOJ: Personal trainer posed as physician in $25M scheme Full story
10. Aramark to acquire Avendra, AmeriPride in 2 deals worth combined $2.35B Full story
11. How to stop making patients pay the price for poor communications Learn more

12.The problem with eye drops - and why drug companies won't fix it 

Call for submissions - "Supply chain tip of the week": If you would like to contribute a tip, insight or best practice related to improving the hospital supply chain, please email Mackenzie Bean at  

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