• 370K syringes pulled in Class I recall

    Fresenius Medical Care is recalling more than 374,000 syringes distributed across the U.S.
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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.
  • Drugmaker pulls 17K antifungal pills in Class I recall

    In a Class I recall, the most serious type, a New Jersey drugmaker is removing 17,376 drug cartons from the market because of a cross-contamination risk. 
  • Medical devicemaker recalls 108K drug infusion pumps

    Smiths Medical, an entity of ICU Medical, is recalling more than 108,000 syringe pumps because a false alarm may sound.
  • How Baptist Health is centralizing its pharmacy supply chain

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health is centralizing its supply chain operations to establish a consolidated pharmacy service center, according to an Oct. 4 news release. 
  • Medline: 6 recent moves

    Medline has been busy opening new distribution centers, recalling medical supplies used in hospitals and expanding partnerships with health systems. 
  • New COVID-19 shot: 3 supply hiccups

    As copay issues reportedly resolve for Americans receiving this season's updated COVID-19 vaccine, nursing homes and pediatric officers are struggling as demand exceeds supply. 
  • Pfizer's Hospira recalls local anesthetics

    Hospira, a New York City-based Pfizer company, recalled two lots of lidocaine and one lot of sodium bicarbonate because vials could contain glass particles. 
  • Apellis recalls 61K injection needles

    Apellis Pharmaceuticals, a biotech drug company based in Waltham, Mass., recalled more than 61,000 injection needle kits after eight retinal vasculitis cases were reported. 
  • B. Braun recalls more than 1M syringes

    B. Braun Medical, a medical supply and pharmaceuticals company, is voluntarily recalling about 1.1 million syringes because of a possible sterility issue. 
  • Avera Health, Owens & Minor to build supply distribution center

    Avera Health is teaming up with Owens & Minor, a healthcare solutions company, to build a 330,000-square-foot supply distribution and service center.
  • Medline opens distribution center in Salt Lake City

    Medline's 710,000-square-foot distribution center in Salt Lake City is now fully operational, the healthcare supply company said Sept. 26. 
  • COVID vaccine roll-out bumps into supply issues

    After a big push from the CDC encouraging everyone older than 12 to get the updated COVID-19 shot this fall, some pharmacies are having difficulties getting the vaccine, NPR reported Sept. 27.
  • 7 in 10 hospitals embracing cloud-based supply tech

    Less than half of hospitals are using cloud technology for supply chain management, but by 2026, that figure is expected to increase to nearly 70 percent, according to a GHX survey. 
  • $10.3M medical supply facility coming to Tennessee

    DePre, a medical supply company that DeRoyal, Premier and S2S Global formed in 2021, plans to invest $10.3 million in an isolation gown manufacturing facility in Powell, Tenn.
  • Children's Hospital pharmacy leader tapped for national supply group

    Terri Lyle Wilson, the vice president of pharmacy for Lenexa, Kan.-based Children's Hospital Association, has been named to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association's board.
  • From AI to drones: The future of hospital supply chain

    Artificial intelligence, 3D printing and drone delivery are a few of the things supply chain leaders predict are going to change the field.
  • Medline recalls 320K medical scissors

    Medline is voluntarily recalling about 324,000 medical scissors used to cut sutures, bandages, gauze and excess skin around a wound.
  • 18K saline vials recalled after they were accidentally sent

    Medline Industries is recalling 18,000 units of saline solution because they didn't meet sterility standards but were "inadvertently shipped to customers," according to an FDA database. 
  • Abbott issues warning for 155K pain relief devices

    Abbott has received reports of 73 injuries concerning its Abbott Proclaim and Infinity neurostimulation systems, which deliver low-intensity electrical impulses and are used for chronic pain, the FDA said Sept. 13. 
  • Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals select 5 diverse suppliers for accelerator project

    Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland-based University Hospitals have selected five, local medical and supply chain companies with diverse ownership to take part in the health systems' second annual supplier accelerator program, according to a Sept. 12 news release. 

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