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Providers expect Amazon to lower medical supply prices

Providers expect Amazon to lower medical supply prices

By Alex Kacik  |  May 14, 2018

Sixty-two percent of health system executives support Amazon's growing presence in the medical supply sector and nearly the same amount said the company could successfully deliver supplies faster and at a lower price, according to a new survey.

Hill-Rom names new CEO

Hill-Rom names new CEO

By Evonne Liu  |  April 27, 2018

Chicago-based hospital bed and medical device supplier Hill-Rom Holdings appointed John Groetelaars president and CEO, effective May 14.

FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

By Associated Press  |  April 09, 2018

U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant called Essure will remain on the market.

Alere to settle False Claims Act allegations for $33.2M

Alere to settle False Claims Act allegations for $33.2M

By Alex Kacik  |  March 23, 2018

The U.S. Justice Department settlement involves claims that Alere, which was acquired by Abbott Laboratories last year, sold its Triage-branded devices to hospitals from 2006 to 2012 despite customer complaints warning of erroneous results.

CMS will cover DNA sequencing for Medicare cancer patients

CMS will cover DNA sequencing for Medicare cancer patients

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 16, 2018

The CMS will now cover diagnostic laboratory tests using gene sequencing technology for Medicare cancer patients. The agency said the tests can help patients and their oncologists make better treatment decisions.

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