Senate continues GPOs (Group Purchasing Organisations) scrutiny
This article was originally published in Clinica
A Senate panel vowed this week to continue its scrutiny of group purchasing organisations. The Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee last year launched an investigation into charges that the industry used anti-competitive practices in securing contracts with hospitals and equipment suppliers. As a result of the probe, the nation's largest GPOs, Premier and Novation, agreed to major changes in their business practices.