Category Archive: Supply Chain

Abbott recalls imaging catheters 

Abott recalled 4,800 Dragonfly OpStar imaging catheters May 26 due to the marker band becoming loose and, in two instances, separating from the device. 

FDA: Formula shortage won’t end until July, urges stockpile 

The infant formula shortage will likely last until late July, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, said during a Senate Health Committee meeting, The Hill reported May 26.

Baptist Health South Florida, Medline partner on supply chain solutions

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Baptist Health South Florida and Medline entered a partnership May 24 to “identify new strategies for enhancing data-driven operational and clinical efficiencies.”

FTC to probe infant formula shortage 

The Federal Trade Commission announced an investigation May 24 into the infant formula shortage, The Hill reported. 

10 systems seeking supply chain talent

Here are 10 health systems that have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week: 

Philips Respironics issues update on recalled mechanical ventilators tied to 124 deaths

The FDA and Phillips Respironics provided updates on the mechanical ventilators that were recalled in June 2021 resulting in more than 21,000 medical device reports, 124 of which were tied to deaths. 

US plant closure could lead to drug shortages

The closure of a Teva Pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant in Irvine, Calif., could affect the availability of 24 generic sterile injectable drugs, including five essential medicines, according to the first analysis from the End Drug Shortages Alliance.

5 stories on the contrast dye shortage 

Here are five recent stories Becker’s has covered on the contrast dye shortage affecting healthcare systems nationwide:

Endoscopy devicemaker partners with surgical robot manufacturer

Surgical endoscopy device company Creo Medical Group signed a deal with surgical robot company Intuitive.

Abbott CEO amid formula shortage: ‘We’re sorry to every family we’ve let down’

Robert Ford, CEO of Abbott, apologized for the role the company played in a nationwide shortage of baby formula in a May 21 op-ed for The Washington Post. 

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