US Senate committee revives GPOs (group purchasing organisations) scrutiny
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US Senate judiciary antitrust subcommittee will hold a hearing on hospital group purchasing organisations (GPOs) on March 15. Although it will be the panel's fourth hearing on GPOs, it will be the first one on the subject for 18 months. The hearing will focus on the GPO industry's voluntary ethics code initiative and consider whether additional legislative measures are needed to ensure reform of the anticompetitive practices of certain GPOs.