• Medline Industries distribution center houses New York's largest rooftop solar project

    Medline Industries, a private manufacturer and distributor of medical products, is now home to New York's largest rooftop solar project at its Montgomery distribution center, according to a July 20 news release.
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    Stop spending thousands of dollars on products that go unused. See how the right inventory partner can prevent overstocking, spot hoarding and reduce the risk of expired products being used in patient care.
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  • Supply, quality issues cast shadow on Getinge

    Medical devicemaker Getinge saw its core profit reduce by half in its second quarter as quality and supply problems "overshadowed" monetary growth, the company said July 18. 
  • About 350K Medtronic defibrillators recalled

    Medtronic recalled 348,616 implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators because they might fail to deliver energy when high voltage therapy is needed, the FDA said July 18. 
  • Cardiac panel tests recalled for risk of missed heart attacks

    Nearly 8,000 cardiac panel blood tests have been recalled after 41 reports of inaccurate test results that pose the risk of missing a heart attack diagnosis, the FDA said July 17. 
  • 12% of AI-enabled medical devices had marketing discrepancies: NYU Langone study

    Researchers from NYU Langone Health and University of New York, both based in New York City, found discrepancies in the marketing of artificial intelligence and machine learning-enabled medical devices compared with FDA approval summaries.
  • 2 companies recall more than 1K ventilator products

    About 1,060 ventilator products between two companies are recalled because of the risk of serious injury or death, the FDA said July 13. 
  • Henry Ford Health looks to simplify supply-buying process

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health tapped HPC International, a purchased services supplier for healthcare, on July 11 to manage its expenses process. 
  • 4 ways hospitals can alleviate 'supply shocks': McKinsey

    Health systems that are not prepared for "supply shocks" can face reputational and financial losses and quality care issues, according to a July 11 article from McKinsey. 
  • 21K electrosurgery devices might have 3rd-degree burn risk: FDA

    More than 60 burn injuries have been reported in connection to electrosurgical pads made by Megadyne, a medical device company owned by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon division, the FDA said July 11. No products are pulled from the market, a company spokesperson said.
  • No higher risk of death with paclitaxel-coated devices, FDA says

    Four years after the FDA said there could be a higher risk of death with paclitaxel-coated devices used for peripheral arterial disease, the agency concluded July 11 the evidence does not support this possibility. 
  • Medical swab supplier to shut down factory

    Guilford, Maine-based Puritan Medical Products, a supplier of medical swabs, issued a WARN notice June 28 regarding the closure of its Portland, Tenn., manufacturing plant. The company has also made cuts in its home state, according to documents.
  • FDA clears rapid diagnostic test for bacterial respiratory infections

    Lumos Diagnostics has received FDA clearance to market a rapid diagnostic test meant to support clinicians in determining when to prescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections.
  • Top 10 supply stories in 2023

    As the medical supply chain escapes pandemic-caused disruptions and manages inflationary pressures, the top stories for the first half of the year for the industry included device recalls, geopolitical concerns and hospital supply awards. 
  • FDA approves 1st dual-chamber leadless pacemaker

    The FDA approved the nation's first dual-chamber leadless pacemaker July 5, according to devicemaker Abbott. 
  • Indiana system wins award for pharmacy supply chain work

    Parkview Health, a 10-hospital system based in Fort Wayne, Ind., won the Top Supply Chain Projects Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive for synchronizing its pharmacy and supply chain processes.
  • Data drives actionable insights and logistics program performance

    Too often, hospitals and health systems have more data than they know what to do with. And while leaders know data is crucial to identifying performance gaps and driving efficiencies, staff shortages, squeezed budgets and fragmented data hinder such efforts.
  • Hospitals want more time to meet new sterilization standards

    The American Hospital Association asked the Environmental Protection Agency to delay its proposed deadlines in a plan to reduce the use of ethylene oxide in sterilizing medical devices. 
  • Medical device startup stumbles in industry rooted in loyalty

    The promising future of medical supply distributor startup Bttn is faltering, partly because older supply companies have yearslong customer loyalty on their side, Forbes reported June 28. 
  • Medline's top 3 executives to step down

    Medline's CEO, COO and president will leave their roles and join the board of directors in October, the medical supply company said June 28. 

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