A Medical Device Daily

Premier Purchasing Partners (San Diego) reported that Smiths Medical MD (St. Paul, Minnesota) has been added to its new portfolio for IV therapy products, becoming the ninth company awarded a contract.

Premier reported the first eight companies to win a contract in August (Medical Device Daily, Aug. 22, 2008).

The portfolio is divided into four categories: non-pharmacy capital equipment (including pumps and dedicated sets); non-drug related consumables (including standard sets, tubing/extensions, accessories); pharmacy non-capital products (including bag-based drug delivery systems); and pharmacy capital equipment and admixture supplies. The 60-month contracts are available to acute-care and continuum-of-care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.