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FDA approves weight management drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Contrave as a treatment for chronic weight management. Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formulation.

PDI introduces new swab

PDI introduces new swab

PDI has debuted the Prevantics® Device Swab, a chlorhexidine gluconate/alcohol solution that has received market authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for disinfecting needleless access sites prior to use on ports and hubs.

Oregon Freeze Dry releases Easy Meal

Oregon Freeze Dry releases Easy Meal

A new brand from Oregon Freeze Dry is designed to help long-term care and other healthcare facilities prepare for a disaster.

Faucet handle designed to reduce burns

Faucet handle designed to reduce burns

The Faucet Handle Safety Restraint Handle is meant to prevent seniors and children from burning their hands. The product attaches to the sink in less than a minute and offers peace of mind for home-based caregivers and those in assisted living, the company says.

COMS acquires DMS and is selected by Medline

COMS Interactive has bought Directed Medical Systems, which specializes in advance care directives. The DMS Advance Care Directives functionality will be integrated and interfaced into the company's Daylight IQ™ disease management product suite.

Benchmark Senior Living partners with Redilearning

Benchmark Senior Living said it is partnering with Redilearning to improve staff professional development.

PointRight launches first AnalyticsEdge Symposium

PointRight Inc. is holding its first AnalyticsEdge Symposium, a client conference, Wednesday through Friday in Boston.

RightCare partners with Emmi Solutions

Philadelphia-based medical technology company RightCare has announced a collaboration with Emmi Solutions in an effort to help providers reduce readmission rates.

LaSalle group to open Autumn Leaves of Stockbridge

The LaSalle Group will open Autumn Leaves of Stockbridge, the first freestanding memory care community in that area of Georgia, this fall.

CCRC in Maryland set to open in late 2015

The Lutheran Village at MILLER'S GRANT, a planned not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, has received its Initial Certificate of Registration from the Maryland State Department of Aging.

Vendor News

CompanyBriefs August 2014

» Optimus EMR announced it will include INTERACT 3.0 in upcoming release. The tool will be an embedded part of its Clinical Decision Support Module. Customers attending the Optimus Information Exchange in October will be able to hear additional details.

Two medications are approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two medications in June that may benefit long-term care patients.

New incontinence products pushed to nurses, providers

New incontinence products pushed to nurses, providers

Incontinence management remains a hot commodity in long-term care, with three companies debuting products.

CompanyBriefs July 2014

» HD Supply Facilities Maintenance has opened a new distribution center in Tampa, FL, making it the 44th center in the United States and Canada. There are additional Florida distribution centers in Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami and Orlando.

On the Move

New VP of ops at ECA

New VP of ops at ECA

James McKie is the new vice president of operations at Elder Care Alliance, a system of assisted living and memory care communities in the San Francisco Bay area.

Kucera moves to IAHSS

Kucera moves to IAHSS

Colleen Kucera is the new executive director of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety, which helps professionals responsible managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare institutions.

Nevin takes over at Christiana Care

Nevin takes over at Christiana Care

Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for Christiana Care Health System. She succeeds Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, who announced his retirement in March 2014.

Yamashita selected at Covenant

Yamashita selected at Covenant

Sodexo's Nori Yamashita has been selected as the Covenant Village of Colorado's Director of Dining Services.

Morris to oversee business development at Evergreen

Morris to oversee business development at Evergreen

Adam Morris is the new vice president of business development at Evergreen Rehabilitation in Louisville, KY.

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