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Universal Hospital Services suffers losses, gains a new CEO

By Rachel Landen  |  March 24, 2015

Universal Hospital Services reported another 12 months of disappointing financial results with the healthcare technology and medical-device supplier recording a net loss of $66.5 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

Demand wanes for higher-cost angiography systems

Demand wanes for higher-cost angiography systems

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 20, 2015

The average cost of angiography systems dropped 25% in January compared with the same month last year, as buyers showed less interest in purchasing higher-end systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.

When it comes to pricing Sovaldi, how NICE of them

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 17, 2015

New cost-effectiveness analyses of Sovaldi and other treatments to treat chronic hepatitis C infection suggest U.S. firms initially set prices near the ceiling that the United Kingdom's National Health Service will pay for drugs.

Studies boost hopes for new class of cholesterol medicines

By Associated Press  |  March 15, 2015

New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems. The government will decide this summer whether to allow two of these drugs on the market.

Device prices fall as hospitals' leverage grows

By Michael Sandler  |  February 28, 2015

The median prices for selected costly hospital products dipped in 2014 as hospital supply-chain leaders continued to negotiate tougher deals and clamp down on physician-preference items.

CEO Bardis leaves MedAssets

CEO Bardis leaves MedAssets

By Bob Herman  |  February 17, 2015

John Bardis, chairman and CEO of MedAssets, has resigned from the company, effectively immediately, for “personal reasons” related to family health issues, MedAssets said Tuesday.

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