5 top supply chain stories in April

Below are five of the top supply chain stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in April, beginning with the most popular:

1. FDA orders removal of pelvic mesh products from market
Citing safety concerns, the FDA has ordered manufacturers of surgical mesh products intended for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse to stop selling and distributing the products in the U.S.

2. Medical device deliveries stalled after sterilization plant closed
Earlier this year the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued an order that shut down operations at a large sterilization facility in Willowbrookowned by Sterigenics. Now, despite the FDA preparing for delays and potential device shortages, several devices are in short supply, according to a notice on the FDA website and several device manufacturer letters obtained by Becker's Hospital Review.

3. 3 burglars steal $450K worth of colonoscopes from Pennsylvania hospital
Police are searching for three people who broke into a Pennsylvania hospital and stole $450,000 worth of colonoscopes.

4. 6 things to know about WakeMed's drone delivery program
Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed Health and Hospitals launched the first FAA-approved medical drone delivery program in March.

5. Medtronic, BCBS sign value-based contract for glucose monitor
Medical technology maker Metronic and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota inked an outcomes-based agreement for Medtronic's glucose monitor, the companies said April 8.

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