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Amazon momentum in medical supply chain slows, poll finds

Dive Brief: Providers are allocating a smaller percentage of medical supply purchases to Amazon this year compared to 2018, though they’ve increased the percentage of non-medical office supplies buys, perhaps because companies receive higher discounts in office than medical supplies from the e-commerce giant, a survey of hospital purchasing managers by UBS found. This isn’t… Read More »

CannTrust slumps after Health Canada finds unlicensed pot cultivation

(Reuters) – Shares of CannTrust Holdings Inc plunged 22% to a more than one-and-half-year low on Monday after Health Canada found that the weed producer grew cannabis in unlicensed rooms, and the regulator restricted the company from clearing its inventory. Health Canada found the company was growing cannabis in five unlicensed rooms between October 2018… Read More »

Major study finds no conclusive links to health effects from waste incinerators

Researchers have found no link between exposure to emissions from municipal waste incinerators (MWIs) and infant deaths or reduced foetal growth. However, they show living closer to the incinerators themselves is associated with a very small increase in the risk of some birth defects, compared to the general population. But whether this is directly related… Read More »

Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — both cartridges single-use cartridges and refillable e-liquids — found that 27 percent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial… Read More »

KLAS study finds nurses more likely to be happy with EHR than docs

Nurses have significantly higher satisfaction rates in working with electronic health records systems than physicians, according to a just-released research study. The report, by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research, says that two-thirds of nurses are happy with the EHR their organization uses, 20 percent are frustrated, and about 18 percent are indifferent. The KLAS report seeks… Read More »