• 24 healthcare orgs back pandemic preparedness bill

    Twenty-four national healthcare organizations are urging lawmakers to pass the Prevent Pandemics Act, which includes several provisions to strengthen the medical supply chain.
  • A Smart Supply Chain Supports Value-Based Care

    Value-based care pressures are pushing many healthcare supply chain leaders to launch a new approach to operations—one that prioritizes risk management and cost control at scale without sacrificing care quality or outcomes.
  • Amid monkeypox vaccine scramble, FDA weighs dividing doses

    After the White House declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency Aug. 4, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, said the agency is considering splitting one dose of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine into five doses, according to The Hill. 
  • 10 systems seeking supply chain talent

    Here are 10 health systems that posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week: 
  • How the EPA's efforts to lower toxic gasses could affect medical sterilization

    The Environmental Protection Agency released the names of 23 U.S. locations and territories where medical sterilizer facilities are producing dangerous levels of ethylene oxide, an odorless emission that's associated with high cancer risks, the agency said Aug. 3. 
  • Strengthening the healthcare supply chain in a post-pandemic world

    While drug shortages have been a challenge in the U.S. for years, the impact of the pandemic on the entire healthcare supply chain was unprecedented as were resulting effects on patients and caregivers.  
  • Cardinal opens facility to boost lab kit production

    Cardinal Health has opened a 110,000-square foot facility in East Hartford, Conn., to support the manufacturing and distribution of specimen collection kits, the company said Aug. 3. 
  • 11 health systems win supply chain excellence award

    The Emergency Care Research Institute honored 11 health systems with the Supply Chain Excellence Award on Aug. 3. None of 2022's winners were on last year's list. 
  • 5 recent supply company expansions

    As the medical supply chain fights off inflation-driven disruptions and works to build resiliency, here are five recent expansions from supply companies:
  • New HHS tool helps hospitals estimate supply levels in emergencies

    The HHS launched a service July 29 for hospitals to track the availability of medications, personal protective equipment, products used for burn patients and supplies for trauma patients. 
  • US let 28M monkeypox vaccine doses expire

    As the nation faces a shortage of Jynneos monkeypox vaccines, about 28 million doses expired in the Strategic National Stockpile, and federal officials repeatedly chose to not refill the supply, The New York Times reported Aug. 1. 
  • The power of organizational resilience — Cardinal Health's Steve Marshall discusses Presource and current supply chain challenges

    In recent years, healthcare leaders have come to recognize the importance of fostering organizational resilience. This means today's healthcare leaders are seeking vendor partners that can help drive efficiencies, prepare for contingencies and optimize outcomes.
  • Michelle Greene named CIO of Cardinal Health

    Michelle Greene was appointed CIO of Cardinal Health on Aug. 1. She joined the medical supply company as senior vice president of enterprise information technology in 2021.
  • Health system leader shares best practices on forecasting and supply chain resiliency

    In a time when the healthcare supply chain industry is a dynamic and complex environment, it is important to learn from each other’s supply strategies.
  • 10 drug, device recalls in July

    Here are 10 drug and medical device recalls that the FDA reported in July:
  • Federal officials expect monkeypox vaccine shortage to last months

    The Biden administration is dispensing more than a million Jynneos monkeypox vaccines in the coming weeks, but the next shipment isn't planned until October at the earliest, leaving the U.S. in a waiting room for three months, according to The Washington Post. 
  • Nitrile glovemaker receives $58M to expand Texas facilities

    Fort Worth, Texas-based Rhino Health, the only manufacturer of nitrile gloves in the United States, received $58 million to expand its facilities in south Fort Worth. The company received the funding from New Markets Tax Credit with capital from five community development entity leaders. 
  • Medtronic recalls catheters for hub defect

    Minneapolis-based Medtronic has recalled Palindrome and Mahurkar hemodialysis catheters, which the FDA deemed a class 1 recall, the highest level.
  • 10 systems seeking supply chain talent

    Here are 10 health systems that have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week: 
  • US approves monkeypox vaccine-maker's factory, increases production

    The FDA cleared the way for Bavarian Nordic, the world's only vaccine-maker with an authorized monkeypox vaccine, to manufacture more supply after authorizing its Denmark facility July 27. 

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