7 must-reads for supply chain leaders this week

Here are seven articles published by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week, which highlight a nationwide depletion of Sanofi Pasteur's yellow fever vaccine, Intermountain's 2014 Supplier Award winners and more.

  1. CDC: Yellow fever vaccine out of stock
    The supply of Sanofi Pasteur's yellow fever vaccine — the only such immunization licensed in the U.S. — is completely depleted and will remain out of stock until mid-2018.

  1. Amazon instant pickup — The tech giant's next push into pharmaceuticals?
    Amazon's plan to launch instant pickup points in the U.S. may help shoppers quickly access prescriptions, one health expert told CNBC.  

  1. Amneal Pharma recalls liquid anxiety drug over dropper defects: 4 things to know
    Amneal Pharmaceuticals on Monday issued a voluntary recall of its Lorazepam Oral Concentrate solution over issues with the droppers packaged with the medication.

  1. FDA oversight less stringent for fast-tracked drugs and device modifications, studies find
    Numerous fast-tracked drugs and updated medical devices lack sufficient follow-up data to ensure their safety and efficacy, according to two separate studies published Aug. 15 in JAMA

  1. Oxygen shortage causes deaths of more than 60 children at public hospital in India: 6 things to know
    Police in New Delhi said at least 30 children died at a public hospital several hundred miles east of the city between Thursday and Friday morning due to a shortage of liquid oxygen.

  1. FDA confirms the deaths of 5 patients using balloon obesity devices
    The Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 10 reported five deaths in patients using fluid-filled intragastric balloons to treat obesity. 

  1. Intermountain recognizes 2017 supplier award winners
    Intermountain Healthcare's supply chain organization honored four of its suppliers for their exceptional contributions to the Salt Lake City-based health system's cost, care quality and patient outcomes. 

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