SMS adopts new name. Healthcare information system provider Shared Medical Systems has changed its name to Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corp. The former SMS, Malvern, Pa., was acquired by Erlangen, Germany-based Siemens Medical in May 2000 for $2.1 billion. The new name reflects the totality of Siemens' products, the company said. Malvern will serve as the worldwide headquarters for Siemens' healthcare information technology business.
NAPM to complete GPA merger. The National Association of Phar-maceutical Manufacturers will merge with the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, completing a process begun last year when the Generic Pharmaceutical Industry Association merged with the National Pharmaceutical Alliance.