Medical Supply Chain

Startup Spotlight: Richmond-area entrepreneurs start online platform to improve healthcare supply chain - Richmond.com | 11/20/2020

… gear such as masks, gloves, and medical gowns. So Clarke and Broussard have developed a startup company ‚Äî Health Products Xchange LLC ‚Äî with the goal of bringing more resiliency and flexibility to the medical supply chain . ‚ÄúCOVID caused a tsunami of impacts ‚Äî there was a wave of shortages,‚Äù said Clarke, whose career has included working in management for two medical supply companies and as a business strategy …

Vaccine Hope Shifts Forward Prices Higher | 11/20/2020

… FDA authorization to begin usage in the US, a process to be replicated in most developed countries. Several of the vaccines under development require sub-zero conditions during transporation, which will stretch the global medical supply chain to its limit. While a vaccine could become available within the next few weeks/months, it likely will not be widely available until well into 2021. For fuel markets, that means typical demand …

Will coronavirus vaccine distribution be held up by refrigeration supply chain woes? | 11/18/2020

Medical supply chains ‚Äî critical in providing necessary equipment to health care workers on the COVID-19 front lines ‚Äî struggled earlier this year when the harrowing pandemic first gripped the world.Continue Reading BelowRoughly nine months later, experts fear the supply chain will face even more strain as hospitals, medical centers and doctors race for proper storage for vaccines once they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA …

Planning during a pandemic: DHL on freight-handling during Covid-19 | 11/18/2020

… urgent shipments required a network of trained colleagues globally working together to meet such a demand. We saw first-hand that our investment in a strong base of temperature-controlled services and a reliable medical supply chain were working. To assist our life sciences and health¬≠care customers we established 28 global charters, helping them navigate the capacity limitations felt since March. Our new Multi-Modal Express (MMEX) service also …

Defense Logistics Agency Helps DOD Prepare for Second COVID-19 Wave | 11/16/2020

… those managed through the agency’s Warstopper program helped the agency meet initial military needs, as well. Additional protective equipment is being stored at DLA distribution warehouses to fulfill emerging DOD requirements, added Beth McMaster, medical supply chain deputy director. “None of us truly knows what’s coming. We’ve prepared for the upcoming months and will remain aware of manufacturing disruptions, especially for those items that remain in a fragile support state …

Healthcare Supply Safety Net Set to Launch in November | 11/6/2020

Posted by Melanie Hamilton-Basich Nov 6, 2020 Company News , Equipment management 0 COVID-19 exposed a highly vulnerable medical supply chain de-stabilized by the complete lack of visibility and access to available supply. To address these systemic issues, Health Products Xchange (HPX), Glen Allen, Va., announces the launch of hpxconnect.com. HPXconnect.com enables a digital marketplace, allowing hospitals, distributors, manufacturers, and brokers to share real-time visibility and access …

Puerto Rico is poised for a greater supply chain role | 11/6/2020

Five reasons why the island can serve as key cog in the national medical supply chain Gail Towers Nolan, Invest Puerto Rico OPINION The novel coronavirus has challenged the notion that our US supply chains were prepared, exposing limited logistics models, shuttering manufacturing lines, and causing personal protection and medical equipment shortages worldwide. Reliance on other global powers has become a national security concern and prompted a push to reshore …

Lawmakers Aim To Modernize Nation’s Medical Supply Chain | Kaiser Health News | 10/28/2020

A group of bipartisan lawmakers unveil a package of six bills to improve gaps in the medical supply chain revealed during the pandemic. In other COVID news from Capitol Hill, Americans weigh in on who is to blame for the failure to pass another round of stimulus. The Hill: Bipartisan Lawmakers Call For Overhauling Medical Supply Chains The U.S. needs to review and overhaul its medical supply chains amid the …

Dodd-Frank Undermines the Fight Against Covid - WSJ | The Wall Street Journal | 10/28/2020

… vaccines, therapeutics and medical equipment to combat the pandemic, their efforts are impeded by a misguided decade-old government mandate enacted, ironically, for humanitarian purposes. This rule‚Äîtargeting ‚Äúconflict minerals‚Äù‚Äîhas shrunk the medical supply chain for components of everything from ventilators to vaccine needles and syringes. The troublesome mandate is in a last-minute provision inserted into the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul in 2010. That law‚Äôs Section …

Predictive Analytics Market worth $21.5 billion by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™ | 10/16/2020

… to the need to deliver data-driven insights and monitor changes and uncertainties during the COVID-19 situation. Healthcare segments worldwide are struggling to deal with the imbalance in supply and demand as global medical supply chain s are in a weak state due to the shutdown of manufacturing plants. However, as the healthcare spending for COVID-19 is increasing exponentially, research companies producing test kits, developing vaccines, and manufacturing medical …

Rocked By Pandemic, Global Supply Chains Reboot | Forbes | 10/13/2020

… operating system allowing for easier-to-use touchscreen settings. That the U.S. was left scrambling for critical equipment has over these past Covid-19 plagued months put a spotlight on the fragmentation of the medical supply chain , and continues to force more attention, generally, on the entire global supply chain, across all sectors in every corner of the logistics space. There is now, supply chain experts and industry members say …

Deep freezers and dry ice for Pfizer vaccine may face shortages | 10/13/2020

… the company could have safety and efficacy data this month. Federal officials — including the CDC and those with Operation Warp Speed, the administration’s vaccine and therapeutics initiative — are not working with hospital associations or medical supply chain experts on a national plan. Instead, officials made clear that it’s up to each of 64 vaccination jurisdictions to identify these freezers, according to an American Hospital Association spokesman. The hodgepodge approach could …

Deep freezers and dry ice for Pfizer vaccine may face shortages | News & Features | ArcaMax Publishing | 10/13/2020

… the company could have safety and efficacy data this month. Federal officials - including the CDC and those with Operation Warp Speed, the administration’s vaccine and therapeutics initiative - are not working with hospital associations or medical supply chain experts on a national plan. Instead, officials made clear that it’s up to each of 64 vaccination jurisdictions to identify these freezers, according to an American Hospital Association spokesman. The hodgepodge approach could …

Deep freezers, dry ice shortage for 103-below-zero vaccine; NH scrambling to purchase | 10/13/2020

… the company could have safety and efficacy data this month. Federal officials – including the CDC and those with Operation Warp Speed, the administration’s vaccine and therapeutics initiative – are not working with hospital associations or medical supply chain experts on a national plan. Instead, officials made clear that it’s up to each of 64 vaccination jurisdictions to identify these freezers, according to an American Hospital Association spokesman. The hodgepodge approach could …

US PPE supply chains failed, and COVID-19 deaths followed | 10/11/2020

… launched a seven-month investigation – filing Freedom of Information Act requests, testing medical masks, interviewing dozens of experts from hard-hit hospitals to the White House – to understand what was behind these critical shortages. Medical supply chains that span oceans and continents are the fragile lifelines between raw materials and manufacturers overseas, and health care workers on COVID-19 front lines in the U.S. As link after link broke, the …

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences | Times Union | 10/6/2020

… gear from overseas factories to America’s health care workers, the U.S. was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and failed to react quickly. With the death toll at over 210,000 and rising, the collapse of medical supply chain s continues to cost lives. Nurse Sandra Oldfield in Fresno, California, was among the first to become sick with COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient. She had asked for more protection, but …

US medical supply chains failed, and COVID deaths followed | Times Union | 10/6/2020

US medical supply chains failed, and COVID deaths followed JULIET LINDERMAN and MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press Oct. 8, 2020 Facebook Twitter Email 16 1 of 16 Lori Gonzalez, left, and Rachel Spray carry flowers to the temporary grave marker of Gonzalez’s sister and Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center nurse, Sandra Oldfield, at the Sanger Cemetery in Sanger, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Oldfield died after being exposed to the novel …

US medical supply chains failed, and COVID deaths followed | 10/6/2020

… Some died. __ EDITOR’S NOTE — This story is part of an ongoing investigation by The Associated Press, the PBS series “FRONTLINE,” and the Global Reporting Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain and includes the film “America’s Medical Supply Crisis,” premiering on PBS and online Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST. ___ The Associated Press and “FRONTLINE” launched a seven-month investigation — filing …

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences | The Washington Times | 10/6/2020

… Ilhan Omar EDITOR’S NOTE - This story is part of an ongoing investigation by The Associated Press, the PBS series “FRONTLINE,” and the Global Reporting Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain and includes the film “ America’s Medical Supply Crisis,” premiering on PBS and online Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST. Full Coverage: Deadly Shortages ___ Internal memos show administration officials were concerned …

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences - The Edwardsville Intelligencer | The Intelligencer | 10/6/2020

… gear from overseas factories to America’s health care workers, the U.S. was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and failed to react quickly. With the death toll at over 210,000 and rising, the collapse of medical supply chain s continues to cost lives. Nurse Sandra Oldfield in Fresno, California, was among the first to become sick with COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient. She had asked for more protection, but …

‘Tenet’ Remains Atop U.K., Ireland Box Office as Many Cinemas Prepare to Shutter | MSN | 10/6/2020

US medical supply chain s failed, and COVID deaths followed Central Park’s historic Loeb Boathouse has closed its doors after 66 years ‘Tenet’ Remains Atop U.K., Ireland Box Office as Many Cinemas Prepare to Shutter © Vox Cinemas Click here to read the full article. Christopher Nolan’s “ Tenet ” won the U.K. and Ireland box office crown for the sixth weekend in a row, collecting £628,247 ($813,445), according to final numbers from Comscore …

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences | 10/6/2020

… gear from overseas factories to America’s health care workers, the U.S. was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and failed to react quickly. With the death toll at over 210,000 and rising, the collapse of medical supply chain s continues to cost lives. Nurse Sandra Oldfield in Fresno, California, was among the first to become sick with COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient. She had asked for more protection, but …

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences | 10/6/2020

… gear from overseas factories to America’s health care workers, the U.S. was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and failed to react quickly. With the death toll at over 210,000 and rising, the collapse of medical supply chain s continues to cost lives. Nurse Sandra Oldfield in Fresno, California, was among the first to become sick with COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient. She had asked for more protection, but …

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences - seattlepi.com | Seattle PI | 10/6/2020

… gear from overseas factories to America’s health care workers, the U.S. was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and failed to react quickly. With the death toll at over 210,000 and rising, the collapse of medical supply chain s continues to cost lives. Nurse Sandra Oldfield in Fresno, California, was among the first to become sick with COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient. She had asked for more protection, but …

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences - Westport News | 10/6/2020

… gear from overseas factories to America’s health care workers, the U.S. was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and failed to react quickly. With the death toll at over 210,000 and rising, the collapse of medical supply chain s continues to cost lives. Nurse Sandra Oldfield in Fresno, California, was among the first to become sick with COVID-19 after caring for an infected patient. She had asked for more protection, but …

Coronavirus

Will coronavirus vaccine distribution be held up by refrigeration supply chain woes? | 11/18/2020

Medical supply chains ‚Äî critical in providing necessary equipment to health care workers on the COVID-19 front lines ‚Äî struggled earlier this year when the harrowing pandemic first gripped the world.Continue Reading BelowRoughly nine … Antibody discovery and Vaccine development, returns a box of potential coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines to a fridge at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Md., on March 20. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP) That will help many of …

Puerto Rico is poised for a greater supply chain role | 11/6/2020

Five reasons why the island can serve as key cog in the national medical supply chain Gail Towers Nolan, Invest Puerto Rico OPINION The novel coronavirus has challenged the notion that our US supply chains were prepared, exposing limited logistics models, shuttering manufacturing lines, and causing personal protection and medical equipment shortages worldwide. Reliance on other global powers has become a national security concern and prompted a push to reshore …

COVID-19

Rocked By Pandemic, Global Supply Chains Reboot | Forbes | 10/13/2020

… Covid-19 plagued months put a spotlight on the fragmentation of the medical supply chain, and continues to force more attention, generally, on the entire global supply chain, across all sectors in every corner of the logistics space. There is now, supply chain experts and industry members say, a shifting paradigm for sourcing materials and parts. Where something is made – overseas versus closer to home – is one branch of the …

Deep freezers and dry ice for Pfizer vaccine may face shortages | 10/13/2020

… getting little federal assistance as they scramble to find medical-grade deep freezers or dry ice for one of the COVID-19 vaccines furthest along in development, which requires storage at much colder temperatures than … and therapeutics initiative — are not working with hospital associations or medical supply chain experts on a national plan. Instead, officials made clear that it’s up to each of 64 vaccination jurisdictions to identify these freezers …

CDC

Deep freezers and dry ice for Pfizer vaccine may face shortages | 10/13/2020

… will have the ultra-cold deep freezers to be able to store vaccines, particularly the Pfizer product,” said Jay Butler, CDC deputy director for infectious diseases, during a media briefing Friday. “So that is an … and therapeutics initiative — are not working with hospital associations or medical supply chain experts on a national plan. Instead, officials made clear that it’s up to each of 64 vaccination jurisdictions to identify these freezers …

Deep freezers and dry ice for Pfizer vaccine may face shortages | News & Features | ArcaMax Publishing | 10/13/2020

… will have the ultra-cold deep freezers to be able to store vaccines, particularly the Pfizer product,” said Jay Butler, CDC deputy director for infectious diseases, during a media briefing Friday. “So that is an … and therapeutics initiative - are not working with hospital associations or medical supply chain experts on a national plan. Instead, officials made clear that it’s up to each of 64 vaccination jurisdictions to identify these freezers …

Health Research

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine | MSN | 7/11/2020

… trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready … Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain. ___ “The fact of this matter is, it would be crazy for people to just rely on us. I would be the first …

US Bets on Small, Untested Company to Deliver COVID Vaccine | U.S. News & World Report | 7/10/2020

… trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready … Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain. ___ “The fact of this matter is, it would be crazy for people to just rely on us. I would be the first …

Cardinal Health

The US must disentangle itself from China | Washington Examiner | 5/26/2020

… fighters in medical scrubs are every bit as important as our brave men and women in military uniform. Clearly, the medical supply chain was ill-equipped to handle this epidemic. Surgical masks, gloves, and hand … should commit to bringing manufacturing home. Distributors such as AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson will need to adjust supply chains and routes to get critical supplies to where they are needed quickly. That will help …

Trump Hails Kushner’s PPE Airlift, But Details of Sales Are Secret | MSN | 5/1/2020

… arrangement. Kushner’s “Project Airbridge” provides transportation via FedEx Corp. and others for supplies that medical distributors, including McKesson Corp. and Cardinal Health Inc., buy from overseas manufacturers, mainly in China. Once a supplier’s goods arrive … a logistics expert who is Trump’s top adviser on the medical supply chain, also helps direct the effort. Speaking Wednesday on Fox News, Kushner said he took “a custom-tailored approach” to Airbridge because the …

Amazon Health

Pockets of Strength: Cramer’s ‘Mad Money’ Recap (Wed. 5/6/20) - TheStreet | 5/7/2020

… and healthcare continue to lead the markets higher, Cramer said, that's why stocks like Shopify ( SHOP ) - Get Report , Amazon ( AMZN ) - Get Report and PayPal ( PYPL ) - Get Report continue to rally. Also heading higher … nationwide. They continue to work with the CDC and the medical supply chain to get testing into the hands of everyone who needs to be tested. CVS is also working with businesses to help craft …

How Florida’s Family Home Health Services Has Managed During The COVID-19 PPE Shortage | PR Newswire | 4/21/2020

… Renee Bibian , vice president of education and quality, and Carol Graber , operations system support manager, to spearhead the procurement effort. “Medical supply chains dried up fast or they were allocating supplies based on past orders … masks from construction companies, fabric supply websites, office supply companies, Amazon, Groupon, and even a media design and printing company in Kuala Lumpur . They purchased 10 five-gallon buckets of hand sanitizer from a distillery …

McKesson

Trump Hails Kushner’s PPE Airlift, But Details of Sales Are Secret | MSN | 5/1/2020

… earning through the arrangement. Kushner’s “Project Airbridge” provides transportation via FedEx Corp. and others for supplies that medical distributors, including McKesson Corp. and Cardinal Health Inc., buy from overseas manufacturers, mainly in China. Once a … a logistics expert who is Trump’s top adviser on the medical supply chain, also helps direct the effort. Speaking Wednesday on Fox News, Kushner said he took “a custom-tailored approach” to Airbridge because the …

Kushner Airlift Moves Millions of Masks, But Details Are Secret | Yahoo News | 5/1/2020

… earning through the arrangement. Kushner’s “Project Airbridge” provides transportation via FedEx Corp. and others for supplies that medical distributors, including McKesson Corp. and Cardinal Health Inc., buy from overseas manufacturers, mainly in China. Once a … a logistics expert who is Trump’s top adviser on the medical supply chain, also helps direct the effort. Speaking Wednesday on Fox News, Kushner said he took “a custom-tailored approach” to Airbridge because the …

Kaiser Permanente

US PPE supply chains failed, and COVID-19 deaths followed | 10/11/2020

… and it was clear that Oldfield — a veteran, 53-year-old caregiver — had been exposed. She was sent home by Kaiser Permanente officials with instructions to keep careful notes on her condition. And she did … White House – to understand what was behind these critical shortages. Medical supply chains that span oceans and continents are the fragile lifelines between raw materials and manufacturers overseas, and health care workers on COVID-19 …

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences | 10/6/2020

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences JULIET LINDERMAN and MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press Oct. 6, 2020 Facebook Twitter Email 16 1 of 16 Lori Gonzalez, left, and Rachel Spray carry flowers to the temporary grave marker of Gonzalez’s sister and Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center nurse, Sandra Oldfield, at the Sanger Cemetery in Sanger, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Oldfield died after being exposed to the novel coronavirus …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Press Releases | Newsroom | U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan | US Seante | 6/12/2020

… raise and includes provisions I authored to ensure servicemembers receive increased access to important benefits, strengthen key alliances, protect our medical supply chain and support cutting-edge defense manufacturers in every corner of our state … labeled a DD-214 form, is usually required by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other private sector organizations to unlock certain benefits. Promoting Youth STEM Education Programs in Michigan: This bill authorizes $15 …

Tester Presses VA Officials at Hearing to Build Resilient Supply Chain to Protect Veterans from COVID-19: ‘We’re not where we need to be’ | US Seante | 6/10/2020

… Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (U.S. Senate) – At a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, Ranking Member Jon Tester pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build a stronger, more resilient and efficient supply chain … Tester said. “What’s the VA’s current state of PPE and medical supply chain reserves? You talk about a second wave—if a second wave happened in two weeks, are you set up to take care …

Donald Trump

Deep freezers and dry ice for Pfizer vaccine may face shortages | 10/13/2020

Donald Trump has promised a vaccine by the Nov. 3 election. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, the only pharmaceutical executive to lay out a timeline similar to the president’s, said the company could have safety and efficacy data this month. Federal officials — including the CDC and those with Operation Warp Speed, the administration’s vaccine and therapeutics initiative — are not working with hospital associations or medical supply chain experts on a national …

Bob Menendez

Menendez on Protecting the Medical Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic | US Seante | 7/28/2020

View Menendez on Protecting the Medical Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) delivers questions at Senate Finance Committee hearing, “Part 1: Protecting the Reliability of the U.S. Medical Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. The witnesses are: • Thomas F. Overacker, Cargo And Conveyance Security, Office Of Field Operations, United States Customs and Border Protection, • Steve K. Francis, Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations Global …

Tammy Baldwin

MURPHY ON SENATE FLOOR: WHY IS THIS ADMINISTRATION WILLING TO LET PEOPLE DIE? | US Seante | 7/23/2020

Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) , U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to demand Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bring up their legislation to federalize the medical supply chain for a vote immediately. Introduced by Murphy and Baldwin this spring, the Medical Supply Transparency and Deliver Act requires the president to utilize all …

Chuck Schumer

MURPHY ON SENATE FLOOR: WHY IS THIS ADMINISTRATION WILLING TO LET PEOPLE DIE? | US Seante | 7/23/2020

Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to demand Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bring up their legislation to federalize the medical supply chain for a vote immediately. Introduced by Murphy and Baldwin this spring, the Medical Supply Transparency and Deliver Act requires the president to utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act to mobilize a federal response to the pandemic through an equitable and …

Lindsey Graham

Graham, Capito, Rounds Introduce Legislation to Move PPE Supply Chain from China to the United States | US Seante | 7/22/2020

Graham, Capito, Rounds Introduce Legislation to Move PPE Supply Chain from China to the United States WASHINGTON – Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia), and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota … Carolina leads the way when it comes to getting the medical supply chain out of China.” “One of our biggest takeaways from coronavirus is that we really need to reassess our medical supply chain. It’s …

Ted S. Warren

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine | MSN | 7/11/2020

… ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) As part of its strategy to administer the vaccine as quickly … Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain. ___ “The fact of this matter is, it would be crazy for people to just rely on us. I would be the first …

Marco Rubio

Rubio, Warren Introduce Legislation to Study the Effects of America’s Overreliance on Foreign Countries and Foreign Direct Investment in Its Pharmaceutical Supply Chain | US Seante | 6/30/2020

… Overreliance on Foreign Countries and Foreign Direct Investment in Its Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Jun 30 2020 Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation to direct the Federal … ago, Rubio issued a report detailing critical vulnerabilities in America’s medical supply chain, warning, “the U.S. runs the risk of losing important components of its medical supply chain to China’s government-backed industry.” Last year …

Elizabeth Warren

Rubio, Warren Introduce Legislation to Study the Effects of America’s Overreliance on Foreign Countries and Foreign Direct Investment in Its Pharmaceutical Supply Chain | US Seante | 6/30/2020

… Foreign Direct Investment in Its Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Jun 30 2020 Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation to direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the … ago, Rubio issued a report detailing critical vulnerabilities in America’s medical supply chain, warning, “the U.S. runs the risk of losing important components of its medical supply chain to China’s government-backed industry.” Last year …

Richard Blumenthal

Warren, Schumer, Blumenthal Release New Findings and Documents from Investigation of Trump-Kushner “Project Air Bridge” Coronavirus Response | US Seante | 6/9/2020

Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) formally requested an investigation of “Project Air Bridge,” the Trump administration’s opaque medical supply chain management project, and released new documents and information from the six major medical wholesalers or distribution companies involved in the project. Senators Warren and Blumenthal opened an investigation into Project Air Bridge in April after multiple reports of seizures of supplies by federal officials, political favoritism, cronyism, and price-gouging via …

Alex Azar

Small Virginia company gets huge federal medicines contract | Yahoo News | 5/20/2020

… medical supply chains,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. Phlow’s other co-founder is Frank Gupton, chair of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering and CEO of the Medicines for All Institute, which was founded in 2017 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gupton said the goal of the new company is to take a “fresh look” at how the entire drug …

Josh Hawley

U.S. mulls paying companies, tax breaks to pull supply chains from China | Yahoo News | 5/18/2020

medical supply chain and defense-related goods are top of the list. “Coronavirus has been a painful wakeup call that we are too reliant on nations like China for critical medical supplies,” said U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham in a press release on Friday. He is expected to issue a new bill this week. Republican Senator Josh Hawley is pushing for local content rules for medical supply chains, and “generous investment …

Ted Cruz

Lawmakers eye removing key parts of supply chain from China - CNNPolitics | 5/18/2020

… momentum. That has changed, particularly as it pertains to the thorny issue of trying to detach China’s role in the medical supply chain. As one senior GOP aide told CNN: “Something is going to happen … Florida, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and close ally of the President, is planning to introduce legislation this week designed …

Rick Bright

The government whistleblower who says the Trump administration’s coronavirus response has cost lives - 60 Minutes - CBS News | 5/18/2020

Dr. Rick Bright says he’s trained his entire life to recognize outbreaks and viruses. But when he sounded the alarm about the impending coronavirus pandemic, he says the Trump administration ignored his warnings and eventually … big lesson from Crimson Contagion was that the entire U.S. medical supply chain would be understocked and under stress for vaccines, testing, and personal protective equipment. Rick Bright: I had industry manufacturers, industry reps sending …

Tim Ryan

MURPHY, BALDWIN, CROW, PORTER, SLOTKIN, RYAN WELCOME INCLUSION OF MEDICAL SUPPLY CHAIN LEGISLATION IN HEROES ACT | US Seante | 5/13/2020

MURPHY, BALDWIN, CROW, PORTER, SLOTKIN, RYAN WELCOME INCLUSION OF MEDICAL SUPPLY CHAIN LEGISLATION IN HEROES ACT Wednesday, May 13, 2020 WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator , U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) , U.S. Representative Jason Crow (D-Colo.) , U.S. Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.) , U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) , and U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on Wednesday welcomed inclusion of their language offered in the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act …

Chris Murphy

Reps. Ryan, Crow, Porter, Slotkin and Senators Murphy, Baldwin Welcome Inclusion of Medical Supply Chain Legislation in the Heroes Act | US House of Representatives | 5/13/2020

Reps. Ryan, Crow, Porter, Slotkin and Senators Murphy, Baldwin Welcome Inclusion of Medical Supply Chain Legislation in the Heroes Act May 13, 2020 Press Release Washington, DC — Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Katie Porter (D-CA), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today welcomed inclusion of their language offered in the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act …

Andrew Cuomo

7 Northeast states team up to buy $5B in medical supplies | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/4/2020

Andrew Cuomo said in a May 3 news briefing. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are teaming up to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment, other medical equipment and testing. The states will aggregate orders, which Mr. Cuomo said should allow them to buy supplies at lower prices and stabilize the medical supply chain in the region. “We’re doing regional planning now …

Jared Kushner

Trump Hails Kushner’s PPE Airlift, But Details of Sales Are Secret | MSN | 5/1/2020

Bloomberg Jared Kushner A program created by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has airlifted millions of gloves, masks and other coveted coronavirus supplies into the U.S. from overseas — but it isn’t clear who’s … a logistics expert who is Trump’s top adviser on the medical supply chain, also helps direct the effort. Speaking Wednesday on Fox News, Kushner said he took “a custom-tailored approach” to Airbridge because the …

Marsha Blackburn

$100M Senate bill seeks to wean US from reliance on foreign pharmaceutical ingredients | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/12/2020

… puts the U.S. in a vulnerable position for drug shortages when crises such as the coronavirus pandemic halts production. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., have proposed a bill that would … device supply chain. Earlier this month, two congressmen proposed the Medical Supply Chain Security Act, which would allow the FDA to identify sourcing locations for medical supplies, according to CNBC . Last year, Reps. John Garamendi …

State of Washington

Lawmakers Aim To Modernize Nation’s Medical Supply Chain | Kaiser Health News | 10/28/2020

A group of bipartisan lawmakers unveil a package of six bills to improve gaps in the medical supply chain revealed during the pandemic. In other COVID news from Capitol Hill, Americans weigh in on who … slightly more than their Democratic counterparts over the inability of Washington to reach a deal on a coronavirus relief package before Election Day, according to a new survey. In the Morning Consult poll released Wednesday …

Los Angeles, California

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences | 10/6/2020

Medical supply chain shortages led to deadly consequences JULIET LINDERMAN and MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press Oct. 6, 2020 Facebook Twitter Email 16 1 of 16 Lori Gonzalez, left, and Rachel Spray carry flowers to the … at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. Although it will take years for researchers to understand why the pandemic was disproportionately worse in the U.S., early studies that compare different …

State of California

US PPE supply chains failed, and COVID-19 deaths followed | 10/11/2020

… interviewing dozens of experts from hard-hit hospitals to the White House – to understand what was behind these critical shortages. Medical supply chains that span oceans and continents are the fragile lifelines between raw materials … risk of catching COVID-19, they found. A University of California, Berkeley study estimated that at least 35% of health care and other essential workers in California who tested positive for COVID-19 were infected …

New York, New York

McConnell open to state aid in next virus relief package | 4/30/2020

… federal aid to the states would be a bailout for governors suffering from past budgeting decisions.Chief among McConnell’s critics was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who urged the nation’s leaders to adopt the spirit of … response.Democrats proposed a new effort Wednesday to federalize the nation’s medical supply chain. Schumer said resources will be needed as the country ramps up testing and contract tracing in the months ahead.In the House, frustrated …

State of New York

McConnell open to state aid in next virus relief package | 4/30/2020

… federal aid to the states would be a bailout for governors suffering from past budgeting decisions.Chief among McConnell’s critics was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who urged the nation’s leaders to adopt the spirit of … response.Democrats proposed a new effort Wednesday to federalize the nation’s medical supply chain. Schumer said resources will be needed as the country ramps up testing and contract tracing in the months ahead.In the House, frustrated …

York, Pennsylvania

McConnell open to state aid in next virus relief package | 4/30/2020

… aid to the states would be a bailout for governors suffering from past budgeting decisions.Chief among McConnell’s critics was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who urged the nation’s leaders to adopt the spirit of the … response.Democrats proposed a new effort Wednesday to federalize the nation’s medical supply chain. Schumer said resources will be needed as the country ramps up testing and contract tracing in the months ahead.In the House, frustrated …

Warren, Michigan

US bets on small, untested company to deliver COVID vaccine | 7/10/2020

… a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser … more Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Image 1 of / 1 Close Image 1 of … Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain. ___ “The fact of this matter is, it would be crazy for people to just rely on us. I would be the first …

Washington, District of Columbia

US PPE supply chains failed, and COVID-19 deaths followed | 10/11/2020

… interviewing dozens of experts from hard-hit hospitals to the White House – to understand what was behind these critical shortages. Medical supply chains that span oceans and continents are the fragile lifelines between raw materials … will never know.” Meanwhile, studies in nursing homes – in China, Washington state and across the U.S. – found that COVID-19 cases were significantly higher in places with shortages of personal protective equipment, or PPE. Harvard …

State of North Carolina

In Pandemic, Using Drones To Drop Medical Supplies From Sky | 5/28/2020

North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Basil Yap, it is a eureka moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deadly consequences of fractured medical supply chains. Drones, said Yap, may be part of the solution. Proponents say they eliminate the need for delivery trucks and avoid human contact. For more than a year, North Carolina — where modern aviation was born, at Kitty Hawk — has been the site of tests of …

State of Virginia

Senate Republicans and Democrats want US medical supply chain to stop relying on China | 10/2/2020

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Lawmakers want to stop the US from relying on China for medical supplies. “The health of our industrial base and its ability to support national security needs is under many severe challenges under normal times, but now the challenges are escalated,” Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine said. Kaine and other members of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee say the U.S. needs to make more of an effort to …

Seattle, Washington

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… vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab … Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain. Full Coverage: Deadly Shortages ___ “The fact of this matter is, it would be crazy for people to just rely on us. I …

State of Texas

Mask resistance during a pandemic isn’t new – in 1918 many Americans were ‘slackers’ | Yahoo News | 7/13/2020

… compliance has proven difficult to maintain in communities across the country. Demonstrators gathered outside city halls in Scottsdale, Arizona ; Austin, Texas ; and other cities to protest local mask mandates. Several South Carolina sheriffs have announced … to sharing ideas from academic experts. Read more: What US medical supply chain can learn from the fashion industry The University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine received funding from the US Centers …

State of Ohio

A Closer Look At Taxpayer-Funded COVID Contractors Reveals Inexperience, Fraud, & A Weapons Dealer | 5/31/2020

… aspiring weapons dealer operating out of a single-family home. These three privately held companies are part of the new medical supply chain, offered a total of almost $74 million by the federal government to … need,” said Trevor Brown, a professor of public management at Ohio State University. “There’s just so much pressure to get PPE into the field, I’m not surprised there’s a relaxing of focus on the quality …

State of Arkansas

“Members in both parties are working hard at tackling the virus.” | 5/22/2020

Hill Praises Congressional Action but Urges Reform of America’s Medical Supply Chain WASHINGTON DC – In remarks to a virtual meeting of The Ripon Society on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. French Hill (AR-2) discussed the work … was looking at the statistics here in the state of Arkansas. We have 40,000 businesses that have gotten almost $3.4 billion in money to keep their employees employed and keep their doors open. That eight …

State of Florida

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine - ABC News | 7/10/2020

… 4:19 COVID-19 hotspot states urged to pause reopenings Dr. Anthony Fauci has recommended that states including Texas, Arizona and Florida pause their reopenings amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. David J. Phillip/AP … Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the fragmented worldwide medical supply chain. ——— “The fact of this matter is, it would be crazy for people to just rely on us. I would be the first …

State of South Carolina

Mask resistance during a pandemic isn’t new – in 1918 many Americans were ‘slackers’ | Yahoo News | 7/13/2020

… country. Demonstrators gathered outside city halls in Scottsdale, Arizona ; Austin, Texas ; and other cities to protest local mask mandates. Several South Carolina sheriffs have announced they will not enforce their state’s mask order . I’ve researched … to sharing ideas from academic experts. Read more: What US medical supply chain can learn from the fashion industry The University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine received funding from the US Centers …

State of Maryland

Drug industry warns that cuts to passenger airline service have put medical supplies at risk - The Washington Post | 5/2/2020

… had to intervene to obtain supplies. The Trump administration has chartered cargo flights to bring in medical supplies from overseas. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) secured thousands of testing kits from South Korea, which arrived … AD The stimulus law contained specific provisions designed to safeguard medical supply chains. But in a ruling interpreting the terms of the stimulus, the Transportation Department declined to mandate international flights, siding with the airline …

District of Columbia, District of Columbia

McConnell open to state aid in next virus relief package | 4/30/2020

… staff and police officers testing positive for the virus. Stay-home orders are in place through mid-May for the District of Columbia.Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, a state home to many federal workers … response.Democrats proposed a new effort Wednesday to federalize the nation’s medical supply chain. Schumer said resources will be needed as the country ramps up testing and contract tracing in the months ahead.In the House, frustrated …

Boston, Massachusetts

Google Alert - technology of | 6/25/2020

Boston Lawmakers Vote To Ban Use Of Facial Recognition Technology By The City NPR Walsh’s office said he would review the ban. Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, who cosponsored the ordinance, noted the technology is wildly inaccurate for … Flag as irrelevant Create the Future – AM Technology for Sustainable Medical Supply Chains 3DPMN (press release) Going forward, are you considering AM technologies for your production? If the answer to any of these questions …

State of Georgia

Many states lost out in the scramble for coronavirus face masks | State and Regional | herald-review.com | 6/22/2020

… after he resold to grocery stores food that was intended for animals or meant to be destroyed. The state of Georgia paid a company nearly $7 apiece for masks that normally cost less than half … the crisis found themselves on the outer fringes of the medical supply chain. With no choice but to abandon contracts and longtime suppliers, some of them paid exorbitant prices. “It was brutal,” said Nick Vyas …

State of Connecticut

Reopening CT: Answers to your questions during News 8’s ‘COVID-19: The Virtual Town Hall’ | NEWS10 ABC | 5/19/2020

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — As Connecticut gets ready for Phase One of reopening the state, there are plenty of questions about what to expect. To answer some of them, on Monday, News 8 brought together … on May 12. Additionally, Murphy lead the charge on the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act, a bill he says “calls for a minimum of 500 million N95 masks and pairs of medical gloves, 20 million …

Richmond, Virginia

Small Virginia company gets huge federal medicines contract | Yahoo News | 5/20/2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new Virginia-based company has won a massive federal contract aimed at beefing up the U.S. supply chain while manufacturing medicines needed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of … health threats or other sources of instability can threaten America’s medical supply chains,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. Phlow’s other co-founder is Frank Gupton, chair of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of …

Richmond, California

Small Virginia company gets huge federal medicines contract | Yahoo News | 5/20/2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new Virginia-based company has won a massive federal contract aimed at beefing up the U.S. supply chain while manufacturing medicines needed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of … health threats or other sources of instability can threaten America’s medical supply chains,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. Phlow’s other co-founder is Frank Gupton, chair of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of …

State of Massachusetts

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-experts-scenarios-people-health.html | 6/26/2020

by Annalyn Bachmann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Over 100 experts participated in Trust CoLab, an innovative online exercise that developed a set of alternative scenarios about the future of medicine and health care. The exercise … everyone’s mind as COVID-19 tests the resiliency of global medical supply chains. Over 100 experts recently participated in Trust CoLab, an innovative online exercise that developed a set of alternative scenarios about the future …

State of Michigan

Rocked By Pandemic, Global Supply Chains Reboot | Forbes | 10/13/2020

… Pence. With so much credit to go around, it’s not hard to see why scant attention got heaped on Southfield, Michigan-based ABC Technologies’ role producing injection molded ventilator components; or Buffalo, N.Y.-based Caplugs … plagued months put a spotlight on the fragmentation of the medical supply chain, and continues to force more attention, generally, on the entire global supply chain, across all sectors in every corner of the logistics …