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    As monkeypox vaccine supply wanes, members of Congress from New York called on the Biden Administration Aug. 16 to invoke the Defense Protection Act, which they say would ramp up domestic production.
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    The world's only pharmaceutical company with an approved monkeypox vaccine said it can't match the current demand and may move to outsourcing production, Bloomberg reported Aug. 17. 
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    Five years after the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act was signed into law, hearing aids will soon be available to people online and on store shelves regardless of a medical appointment, according to the FDA.
  • HHS doubles monkeypox vaccine supply in latest shipment

    The HHS will soon distribute nearly 450,000 monkeypox vaccine doses, doubling the promised supply and moving up the expected timeline. The news comes a week after the FDA signed off on an approach that would allow the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine to be split into fifths.
  • Philips appoints new CEO after ventilator recall

    Royal Philips is replacing its CEO Frans van Houten, who's been in the role for more than a decade, with Roy Jakobs after the company recalled millions of ventilators in June 2021 that have since been tied to 168 deaths. 
  • Delivery issues curb monkeypox vaccine supply

    Supply chain issues have impeded the nation's access to Jynneos monkeypox vaccines for months, and health officials say the distribution has been "completely inefficient," The New York Times reported Aug. 15. 
  • J&J to end sale of talc-based baby powder globally

    Johnson & Johnson will discontinue its talc-based baby powder after tens of thousands of lawsuits have slammed the New Brunswick, N.J.-based pharmaceutical company about the product allegedly containing cancer-causing ingredients.
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    After facing many unpredictable supply challenges in the past couple years, it’s important to carry any lessons learned moving forward.
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    The world's only authorized monkeypox vaccine, Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos vaccine, is set to be split into fifths after the FDA cleared the strategy on Aug. 9 — a solution that could indicate the future for resolving emergency drug shortages, pharmacy and supply chain experts said.
  • 2 McKinsey partners dish future of supply chain resiliency

    To find out what resilience means and what strategies supply chain hospital leaders should take, Becker's spoke with William Weinstein, a McKinsey partner who's one of the leaders who serves healthcare providers with external spend, and Drew Ungerman, a McKinsey senior partner who advises healthcare clients on strategy. 
  • Cardinal Health selects chief financial officer as new CEO

    Cardinal Health's board of directors has elected Jason Hollar as the company's new CEO, effective Sept. 1. The company's current CEO, Mike Kaufmann, is stepping down. 
  • Hiccups in supply chain are easing, forecasts show

    The global supply chain could soon step out of the 18-monthslong storm of shortages and high costs, according to the Financial Times. 
  • 10 systems seeking supply chain talent

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  • Allina Health, Owens & Minor upgrade 20-year partnership

    The two-decadelong partnership between Mechanicsville, Va.-based healthcare solutions company Owens & Minor and Minneapolis-based Allina Health will refresh the health system's supply chain resiliency platform. 
  • Azenta to buy cold vaccine packaging company for $495M

    Manufacturing company Azenta entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B Medical Systems, a global distributor that supplies products designed to store and transport goods that require cold temperatures, such as some of the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • 100K naloxone doses ease national shortage

    To combat the opioid epidemic, nonprofit Remedy Alliance bought 100,000 doses of naloxone, a drug that's used to reverse opioid overdoses, and community groups have already ordered 43,000 doses, according to The Washington Post.
  • Amid outbreak, US has slim access to monkeypox treatment

    The nation's only drug to treat monkeypox is wrapped up in red tape, The New York Times reported Aug. 6.

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