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Flu Season is in Full Effect

Flu Season is in Full Effect

Flu season is in full effect. Are you ready? The CDC estimates between 9.2 million and 35.6 million flu illnesses each year in the United States. While getting a flu shot is suggested, some people are too late to get it and may eventually get sick. In years past, we...

Cost Control And Collaboration

Cost Control And Collaboration

In an ideal world, a hospital would purchase only the products it needs and use every product it purchases. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world, and every day, hospitals and surgery centers throw away expiring inventory that could have been used by another...

Excess Waste in Healthcare?

Excess Waste in Healthcare?

Is there any other sector or industry where wasting 25% of expenses is even remotely acceptable? I can’t think of one. Yet that’s our healthcare system in the U.S., and at a time when rural hospitals are closing, hospital profit margins are razor thin, and too many...

Win for Consumers: Increase in Generic Pharmaceuticals

Win for Consumers: Increase in Generic Pharmaceuticals

Having troubles finding certain medications? The FDA has implemented the Drug Competition Action Plan. This plan means that certain brand name medications with no listed patents or exclusivities, are now encouraged to develop generic alternatives. The FDA will also...