Cardinal Health, C.R. Bard among the 9 medical device companies to sign supply agreements with two leading group purchasing organizations.
Two of the hospital industries leading group purchasing organizations announced a flurry of supply deals with medical device companies for wound care and hand held surgical instruments Thursday.
Premiere, the Charlotte, N.C.-based GPO with 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 84,000-plus other healthcare sites, said it has entered into distribution deals for wound care drainage products with four medical device companies including Cardinal Health  (NYSE:CAH ),C.R. Bard  (NYSE:BCR ), Medline Industries and Surgimed Corp , effective as of August 1st.