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Centene subsidiary wins correctional contract in Arizona
St. Louis-based managed care provider Centene announced last week that one of its subsidiaries had won a contract to provide health care services to prisoners in adult and juvenile facilities in Tucson, Arizona. The Pima County Board of Supervisors awarded Centurion Detention Health Services with the contract, which will be administered by the county's department of behavioral health. The three-year contract will begin July 1 and includes two optional years to renew, according to a press release. Centuri on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, April 10, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Minutes from March 13, 2018 meeting approved Announcements Danny: A patient ambassador orientation guide was developed (with help from participating patient advisors & others)  for the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). It was suggested we adopt something similar for SPM. Joe- Conference Forum—Joe will write summary notes of this 3-day meeting. He hopes some sponsorships for SPM will result from his participation at the Conference Forum. Sue: She h...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Executive Minutes Exec Committee Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, March 13, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen,Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Minutes from February Executive Board Meeting approved.   Announcements / HIMSS Comments SPM had a good number of members attending the HIMSS18 conference. We awarded patient travel funds to about 8 people. Danny suggested that we offer more guidance to patient award recipients next time to prepare them for the massive HIMSS annual conference. Janice pointed to a post by HISTalk that offered suggestions on how to prepare patient attendees for HIMSS. [Note that another SPM member posted HIStalk post on Connect, whic...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Executive Minutes News Exec Committee Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, February 13, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Announcements / Comments Joe announced that he has a free pass available for HIMSS, which he procured as part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen our relationship with HIMSS. [Subsequently given to SPM member.] Danny announced that Matthew Holt has raised $15,000 for HIMSS travel fund. Note, the procedure this year will allow non-members to apply, but $50 of non-member travel award will be applied toward a membership.  Any leftover funds will stay in the SPM travel fund. Distribution of the ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Executive Minutes News Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Insourcing vs. Outsourcing: What ’s the Right Option for You?
Historically, OEMs have made a distinct effort to become more and more vertically integrated. Whether it was injection molding, sub-assemblies, packaging, machining, or even sterilization, companies are prepared to pay large sums of money to bring these technologies in-house. The rationale for doing so is relatively easy to justify: greater perceived control of the supply chain, quality, cost, lead times, etc. However, over the last number of years, this line of thinking is changing. As companies bring more and more activities in house, they face new challenges. With each new technology, a new skill set is required: additi...
Source: MDDI - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: David Moore Tags: MD & M East (New York) Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

Even Higher-Income Americans are Frustrated with High Health Insurance Costs; Many Drop Coverage and Switch to Concierge Care; Clinical Laboratories May Be Affected by Trend
From reduced medical laboratory test ordering to dealing with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are impacted daily by rising healthcare costs. Until now, however, one demographic was not affected—affluent Americans. But that is no longer the case. According to Bloomberg, thousands of people—some earning more than $125,000 a year—are now […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 18, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement ACA Affordable Care Act anatomic pathology Apex Management Group clinical laboratory concierge care Dark Daily dark intelligence Source Type: news

NHS England's management of the primary care support services contract with Capita
This report finds neither NHS England nor Capita fully understood complexity/variation of service being outsourced and thus service to primary care practitioners has fallen long way below acceptable standard, which has had impact on service delivery and potential to harm patients (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VA signs $10B EHR contract with Cerner
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs said yesterday it approved a $10 billion, 10-year contract with Cerner Corp. (NSDQ:CERN) to implement an electronic health record system, which Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie called one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government. With the deal, the VA will switch from its internally developed VistA system to off-the-shelf Cerner solutions with the goal of making veteran’s medical history available through a single EHR system. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to improve the health care experience for our nation’s veterans. The VA...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Electronic Medical Records Cerner Corp. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Source Type: news

Giant VA contract comes through for Cerner
After months of delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs signed its $10 billion contract with Cerner Corp. Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that the contract had been signed Wednesday afternoon, making Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) the holder of "one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government." Wilkie said the contract would have a ceiling of $10 billion over 10 years. Congress allocated $782 million for the effort in fiscal year 2018. "And with a contract of that size, you can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Giant VA contract comes through for Cerner
After months of delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs signed its $10 billion contract with Cerner Corp. Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that the contract had been signed Wednesday afternoon, making Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) the holder of "one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government." Wilkie said the contract would have a ceiling of $10 billion over 10 years. Congress allocated $782 million for the effort in fiscal year 2018. "And with a contract of that size, you can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Cerus lands additional $15m in government funding
Cerus (NSDQ:CERS) landed a $15 million amendment to its contract with the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, bringing the total potential value of its deal to $201 million. The expanded agreement is designed to support additional clinical trials of the company’s Intercept blood transfusion technology. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Cerus lands additional $15m in government funding appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Surgical Wall Street Beat Cerus Corp. Source Type: news

Kenya:Flood Victims Contract Waterborne Diseases in Tana River Camps
[Nation] About 700 flood victims living in camps in Tana River County have been hit by an outbreak of acute diarrhoea, skin and respiratory infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

At War: Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?
Last week, U.S. veterans asked a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor for exposing them to toxic emissions from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SETH HARP Tags: Veterans United States Defense and Military Forces Defense Contracts Suits and Litigation (Civil) Hazardous and Toxic Substances KBR Inc Source Type: news

Capita GP support contract'potentially compromised patient safety', find auditors
The National Audit Office has said NHS England's decision to outsource primary care support services to Capita'potentially compromised patient safety', and has instructed it to consider taking services back in house.  Pulse has reported on GPs suffering severe disruptions to services - including with payments, pensions, performers list registrations, records movement and medical supplies - since the contract was awarded in 2015. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

'Substantive' review of junior doctors' contract to go ahead
A review of the terms and conditions of the controversial junior doctors’ contract, which led to nationwide strike action will start in August, HSJ understands. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why new battery technology will lead to disruptive medtech innovations
What’s the next big disruption in battery technology? Three experts from Integer, a global leader in medical device outsourcing, weigh in. Martin Cholette, Robert Rubino and Chris Williams, Integer A cut-out view of a cylindrical leadless pacemaker battery. [Image courtesy of Integer] What new technologies in medtech are being enabled by advances in battery technology? Chris Williams: One new technology is the leadless cardiac pacing market. Integer has developed batteries in a cylindrical form that allows for implants through the femoral vein in a minimally invasive procedure. Applications for energy storage c...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Contract Manufacturing mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development integer Source Type: news

Judge denies temporary restraining order in Atrium-Southeast Anesthesiology contract dispute, sets hearing
A N.C. Business Court judge declined to issue a temporary restraining order this week in an ongoing anesthesia contract dispute between Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants and Atrium Health. Instead, Judge Michael Robinson set a hearing on that motion for June 18. “The Court concludes, in its discretion, that the alleged harm to (Southeast Anesthesiology) is not so immediate that the motion cannot be briefed and heard on an expedited basis prior to the Atrium Agreements’ terminat ion on June… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

FDA reports inaccuracy in IQVIA opioid sales data
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food& Drug Administration said on Wednesday it found inaccuracies in sales data of opioid drug products provided by IQVIA Holdings Inc, a vendor it contracts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: As contract renewals approach, here's a look inside Oregon's 15 CCOs
Which are for profit? What is their membership? Who's the CEO? We've assembled all the vital stats. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Medtronic touts data from Micra pacer AV algorithm study
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) late last week released data from a new clinical study of an algorithm used with its Micra transcatheter pacing system, touting that it has the potential to restore atrioventricular synchrony and improve cardiac function in patients with sinus rhythm and AV block. Results from the study were presented at the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual scientific sessions in Boston, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Researchers in the Marvel study examined the use of the algorithm, which uses the Mira pacer’s accelerometer signal, in 64 patients, Medtronic said. Investigators aimed to evalu...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Medtronic Source Type: news

Hospital trust taking over community contract after specialist drops out
A hospital trust has been granted an interim, £36m contract to run community services in London for two years, after the incumbent provider said it would not bid for a renewed contract. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do you know where your primary care contracts are?
Most CCGs are now delegated, which means they have inherited responsibility for primary medical care contracts from NHS England. Unfortunately they haven ’t all inherited an up-to-date schedule of contracts or complete paperwork for every provider. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dicom Systems debuts Load Balancer
Health IT firm Dicom Systems has unveiled Load Balancer, a new software application...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dicom Systems lands install near Mount Kilimanjaro Dicom Systems passes RSNA test Dicom Systems installs teleradiology system Down Under Dicom Systems adds to customer list Dicom Systems scores VNA contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mach7, Client Outlook expand partnership
Data management firm Mach7 Technologies and image viewing software developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mach7 secures Calif. PACS contract Client Outlook teams with InTouch Health on telehealth Client Outlook inks deal with Purview Mach7 to launch new data platform at RSNA 2017 Client Outlook signs Fla. hospital Mach7 taps Jackman as CEO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS England wins judicial review over ACO contract
A High Court judge has ruled in favour of NHS England in the first of two judicial reviews against its accountable care organisation contract. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary medical services: Policy and Guidance Manual - contracting and patients
As of April 2018, 91% of CCGs have taken on delegated responsibility for the commissioning and management of primary medical services, but NHS England remains liable for the decisions they take. In November 2017 NHS England published the Policy and Guidance Manual to mitigate the risk of time-consuming and costly challenges to primary medical contracts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breach Of Contract Claims Preempted By ERISA, North Carolina Federal Judge Says
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A North Carolina federal judge on March 26 determined that a disability claimant's breach of contract allegations are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the claimant is suing to recover benefits under plans governed by ERISA (Stacie Lawrence v. Randolph Hospital Inc., No. 17-363, M.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Has Standing To Enforce Separation Agreement
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal judge on May 8 denied a disability claimant's motion to dismiss a disability insurer's breach of contract counterclaim after determining that the insurer was included as a released party in a separation agreement signed by the claimant and his employer and, therefore, has standing to enforce the terms of the separation agreement (Roger Michael Thomas v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 17-4522, E.D. Pa., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77732). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

FDA OKs CurveBeam's weight-bearing CT
Imaging device vendor CurveBeam has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CurveBeam lands Vizient contract for CT Carestream, CurveBeam partner on weight-bearing CT FDA OKs CurveBeam's conebeam CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Interim Translations Co-ordinator - Flexible location
Job Title: Interim Translations Co-ordinatorType of contract: Fixed term, June 2018 to January 2019Location:FlexibleThe Interim Translation Co-ordinator ensures the successful delivery of the Cochrane ’s translation strategy and work plan as part of Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020 targets and goals and the Knowledge Translation (KT) Framework under the direction of the Head of KT. This person represents translation and multi-language needs across Cochrane’s Central Executive departments to ensu re they are taken into account and implemented within editorial, communication and technological developments; coord...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

2018/19 General Medical Services (GMS) guidance and audit requirements
NHS Employers has published the 2018/19 GMS guidance and audit requirements to support commissioners and practices in the GMS contract changes for 2018/19. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS standard contract 2017-19 (May 2018 edition) and national variations
NHS England has reminded commissioners to use the latest versions of the NHS standard contract, which have been updated this month. Amendments have been made to the full and short forms of the 2017-19 contract, technical guidance and national variations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Strong euro takes bite out of Agfa Q1 revenue
The strengthening value of the euro resulted in lower revenue for Agfa, but...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Agfa DR 800 unit Agfa lands large DR order in Fla. Agfa brings new IT suite to HIMSS 2018 Agfa readies its portfolio for ECR 2018 Agfa lands Premier contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New clinical guidelines on onward referral published
It is a year since new measures were introduced into the NHS standard contract aimed at improving working practices between primary and secondary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

State behavioral health redesign results in staff cuts at two nonprofit contractors
A total of 177 behavioral health care employees will lose their jobs, after two nonprofit behavioral health care companies lost contracts with the state. Alternatives Unlimited, which provides residential, employment and day programs for approximately 1,500 adults with developmental or psychiatric disabilities in Central Massachusetts, will let go of 47 people at residential treatment facilities in Grafton, Medway, Milford, Millbury and Uxbridge. F ellowship Health Resources, which provides community-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Acting VA boss sets deadline for resolving Cerner contract
With the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in limbo as it awaits a new secretary, interim boss Robert Wilkie said he has set a deadline for determining whether Cerner Corp. will receive its $16 billion contract to overhaul the agency ’s electronic health records. Wilkie will decide by May 28, a senior department official told the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to Health Management Data. Wilkie stepped in for ousted Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, a proponent of the EHR deal with North… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Russell Gray Source Type: news

Trust wins £4m integrated urgent care contract
A provider and a site have been chosen for a new urgent care service in the North East, after two procurement processes and an abandoned legal challenge. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top 150+ 2018: No. 46 Medical Transportation Management Inc.
2017 revenue: $522 million   +12.7 A full year serving large contracts that Medical Transportation Management Inc. (MTM) won in the fourth quarter of 2016, as well as new contracts in a relatively new part of the business, pushed the company’s revenue up in 2017 as it prepares for more growth. MTM provides health care and transit management services, primarily nonemergency medical transportation under Medicaid and Medicare through contracted providers. In addition to organic growth, a new contract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ion Labs Research & Development Focuses on Innovation in...
Supplement manufacturing is an industry where innovation and product development is key to assisting customer build out their portfolio of products. Contract manufacturers must compete by assisting...(PRWeb May 09, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15474196.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Companies to use data in battle against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS
Morrisville-based contract research organization Worldwide Clinical Trials and Roivant-backed health care technology company Datavant are partnering to take on neurodegenerative diseases. Some of the most common neurodegenerative diseases include Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Huntington's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. According to Worldwide and Datavant, the most common neurodegenerative diseases cost the U.S. close to $800 billion annually.  Through the new partnership, Worldwide and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Standard Life Aberdeen’s desperate heartbreak over Lloyds
The seven stages of grief when an asset management contract is terminated (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is BD Running a Monopoly on the Safety Syringe Market?
A group of healthcare providers is calling foul on BD, accusing the company of abusing its "extraordinary market power to require the use of oppressive, anti-competitive contracts that effectively force above-competitive prices on the market." The group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Southern Illinois against BD (Becton Dickinson), its distributors, and group purchasing organizations (GPOs). Premier Inc., Vizient, Cardinal Health, Owens & Minor, and Henry Schein are among the named defendants. According to the lawsuit, BD has monopolized the U.S. safety syringe market. The wording of the ...
Source: MDDI - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Atrium updates lawsuit, says fear-based campaign set to ‘poison public mindset’
Atrium Health  amended its countersuit against Mednax Inc. (NYSE:MD) on Monday, citing a ramped-up and “dishonest” advertising campaign and Mednax’s corporate difficulties as drivers. The Charlotte-based health-care system, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, says that step is necessary as a very public contract dispute over anesthesia services continues to escalate.  “Mednax’s public, misleading statements and its smear campaign against Atrium Health are unprecedented in the health-care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

LSUHealthNO LA tumor registry among 16 funded by NCI SEER program
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) LSU Health New Orleans Louisiana Tumor Registry has been awarded a one-year $1.8 million contract by the National Cancer Institute to continue its work as a SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results) Program-designated cancer registry. The award includes options for an additional nine years of funding for a total award of $17,681,015 if all options are exercised. There are now 16 competitively awarded SEER cancer registries in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

2018/19 General Medical Services (GMS) contract – ready reckoner
NHS Employers, on behalf and NHS England and the BMA ’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has published a ready reckoner to support commissioners and practices in calculating the effect of the financial changes to the contract. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospitals sue BD, distributors, GPOs over alleged safety syringe monopoly
A group of healthcare providers levied a purported class action against BD, its distributors and group purchasing organizations accusing them of running a monopoly on the U.S. safety syringe market. The lawsuit, brought in the U.S. District Court for Southern Illinois, was filed on behalf of “healthcare providers nationwide” by a group of providers “who have purchased conventional and safety syringes and safety IV catheters directly from the conspiracy and paid above-competitive prices caused by the conspiracy.” The suit names BD, Premier Inc. (NSDQ:PINC), Vizient, Cardinal Health (NYSE:CA...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Legal News Wall Street Beat Anti-Trust bectondickinson Cardinal Health Henry Schein Inc. owensminor Premier Inc. vizient Source Type: news

Design of a safety cost estimation parametric model in oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction contracts - Toutounchian S, Abbaspour M, Dana T, Abedi Z.
The purpose of this research is to identify parameters that govern safety costs in oil and gas projects. An initial conceptual model was proposed to identify the contractual position of safety management system in engineering, procurement and construction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NN closes $375m Paragon Medical buyout
NN Inc. (NSDQ:NNBR) said today that it closed its $375 million acquisition of orthopedic contract manufacturer Paragon Medical. NN last month agreed to put up $375 million for Pierceton, Ind.-based Paragon, which makes orthopedic case and tray kits, implants and instruments. The company posted sales growth of 11.9% to $141 million last year, NN said when it announced the deal. Paragon also has facilities in Indianapolis, Smithfield, Utah, Siechnice, Poland, Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China. NN, which is based in Johnson City, Tenn., has said it expects the deal to deliver $...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat NN Inc. Paragon Medical Source Type: news

PPD nabs Pfizer exec for C-Suite
Wilmington-based contract research giant Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has nabbed a Pfizer executive for its C-Suite. Christopher Scully – most recently chief commercial officer for the $26 billion Pfizer essential health business unit – will officially join PPD as executive vice president and chief financial officer May 15.  He’ll be based at the CRO’s head office in Wilmington.  In October of last y ear, PPD made another significant executive hire in Dr. Jonca Bull, former… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Worldwide Clinical Trials forms long-term alliance for pediatric drug development
Morrisville-based Worldwide Clinical Trials has formed a new long-term alliance with fellow contract research organization KinderPharm for pediatric drug development and research.   Worldwide moved its corporate headquarters from Pennsylvania to the Triangle several years back, and currently employs 207 people locally and about 1,600 globally. KinderPharm – which focuses exclusively on pediatric clinical research – is based in Exton, Pennsylvania. It has 18 full-time em ployees and 32 contract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news