Category Archive: Supply Chain

Labor issues at West Coast ports could cause supply chain disruptions

Labor disagreements between West Coast port operators and workers may create waves of supply disruptions, The Hill reported June 9. 

Post-COVID challenges linger for supply chain leaders

Although the public health emergency ended May 11, healthcare supply chain executives are still reeling from the havoc brought on by the pandemic and navigating solutions.

20 most prescribed medications: GoodRx

Here are the 20 most commonly prescribed medications from GoodRx:

Hospital economic activity contracts for 1st time in almost 3 years

Declines in new supplies orders, a backlog of orders and employment issues were among the factors driving hospital economic activity to contract for the first time in 35 months, the Institute for Supply Management said June 7.

FDA acknowledges tourniquet shortage, suggests conserving supply

The FDA confirmed localized tourniquet shortages June 5 and recommended healthcare facilities ration supply, use alternative products and reuse sterilized devices. 

Striking when the bubble pops: How Kaiser's supply chain unit manages a market in flux

As health systems and hospitals crawl back to positive finances after 2022 swept many into the red, Kaiser Permanente’s supply chain unit is focused on managing inflation through better understanding and tracking. 

FDA issues warning to heart monitor manufacturer

The FDA issued a warning letter to iRhythm Technologies after inspectors found faults with how one of its facilities makes its heart monitors.

FDA weighs importation of chemo drugs from unapproved manufacturers amid shortage

The FDA is deciding whether to temporarily allow the importation of chemotherapy drugs from unapproved manufacturers outside of the U.S. as the nation grapples with a shortage of key cancer drugs, a spokesperson with the agency told CNBC June 1. 

Spring 2022 saw most recalled medical devices amid pandemic: Report

With 268 recalls, the second quarter of 2022 hit the record of the highest number of recalled medical devices since 2020, according to an industry report from Sedgwick. 

Man sentenced in $7M orthopedic brace fraud scheme

A Florida business owner was sentenced to 65 months in prison for a Medicare fraud scheme involving back, knee, and wrist braces, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the southern district of New York said May 26.

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