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Blog: Cuban pharmaceutical imports to U.S. could lead to lower drug prices

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 17, 2016

Industry experts say the Obama administration's decision to lift a ban on importing Cuban pharmaceuticals and collaborating with the nation's researchers could bring the nation's cheaper, reputable medicines to the U.S. The move could give American researchers the chance to study Cuba's care...

Hospital ORs may waste millions a year in disposable medical supplies

Hospital ORs may waste millions a year in disposable medical supplies

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 07, 2016

Operating rooms produce on average more than 2,000 tons of waste per day, and a significant portion of that waste is from disposable medical supplies. A recent study found that on average $968 worth of disposable medical supplies in the operating room are wasted per procedure.

Regional and niche GPOs gain popularity

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 29, 2016

The expansion of a group purchasing organization serving the public health sector and the recent launch of similar organizations reflect new demands from providers who are faced with an increasingly consolidated GPO market, experts say.

Supply chain firms to discuss effects of UDI mandate

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 23, 2016

A federal mandate to use unique device identifiers offers an opportunity to reduce the risk of patients being harmed by products, but the UDI system, which is being implemented over the next four years by the Food and Drug Administration, means a lot of changes— especially for the...

UPMC launches supply-chain venture with IBM's Watson

UPMC launches supply-chain venture with IBM's Watson

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 07, 2016

UPMC will own the majority of the for-profit company named Pensiamo, which will manage a hospital's entire supply-chain operation, including sourcing, contracting, purchasing and payment for drugs and supplies.

Northeast providers form regional GPO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 29, 2016

Members of a Northeast alliance of health systems are forming their own group purchasing organization to better manage procurement and sourcing of supplies.

MedAssets-Precyse gets new name: nThrive

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 27, 2016

A year ago, Pamplona Capital Management acquired MedAssets for $2.7 billion, immediately selling off its GPO and performance-improvement businesses and merging its revenue-cycle management business with Precyse, its own brand. A new identity for the combined company was announced Sunday.

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