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Restructuring costs offset Q4 sales gains at Henry Schein

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 10, 2016

Restructuring costs put a slight damper on Henry Schein's fourth-quarter earnings despite positive revenue growth across the company's businesses. Full-year results were slightly stronger.

Blog: Could the federal government as customer reduce vaccine shortages?

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 09, 2016

The U.S. might face fewer vaccine shortages if government agencies were willing to pay more for the vital drugs, according to a recent study. Researchers concluded that if drug manufacturers were better reimbursed by the government, they would invest more in the technology and processes needed to...

Premier posts strong gains in technology segment

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 08, 2016

Premier reported a jump in profits attributed to growth in its group purchasing business and even stronger growth in sales of its performance improvement software and services.

Large companies form alliance to tackle healthcare costs

Large companies form alliance to tackle healthcare costs

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 05, 2016

Twenty major U.S. corporations, including Coca-Cola Co. and hospital operator HCA, announced Friday that they would share data and expertise in an effort to curb their healthcare costs.

HealthTrust brings specialist docs into contracting process

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 02, 2016

Like other GPOs, HealthTrust's contracting team has always convened a number of boards composed of practicing physicians or nurses to review products. But they were lacking specialists who could offer in-depth, practical expertise on new products, said Dr. Michael Schlosser, the company's CMO.

Stryker to buy Sage Products for $2.8 billion

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 01, 2016

Stryker Corp., the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medical equipment and technology company, is making a push into preventive products for hospital-acquired infections with a $2.8 billion deal to acquire Sage Products.

Abbott to buy Alere for $5.8 billion

By Associated Press  |  February 01, 2016

Abbott Laboratories will buy Alere for $4.8 billion as it tries to expand its medical-testing business. Alere makes tests used to diagnosis the flu, HIV, malaria and several other diseases that are used in doctor's offices, clinics and at home.

Video: How technology helps feed the expanding supply chain

Video: How technology helps feed the expanding supply chain

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Watch how robot-assisted technology allows a Medline Industries distribution center to break down bulk cases of medical products into smaller shipments for providers across the care continuum.

Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 30, 2016

Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system. The goal is to extend the low prices achieved through bulk purchasing to these geographically dispersed facilities.

Stryker to build 3D printing facility

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 29, 2016

Stryker, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based manufacturer of medical devices and equipment, is building a state-of-the-art 3D printing facility in 2016.

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