Tag Archives: Hospitals

Proton beams and the media

As a member of the media, I’m not exactly unaware of the pitfalls of my profession but it might be time to take a look at some of the coverage of proton beam therapy in recent months. Frankly, most of…


Is Medtronic’s cancellation of GPO contracts a prelude to a trend, or just an anomaly?

Late last month, Medtronic (Minneapolis) reported that it was cancelling several of its largest contracts with group purchasing organizations (GPOs) worth more than $2 billion collectively. Medtronic said the decision to cancel five contracts with Novation (Irving, Texas) and another…