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 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.
A new brand from Oregon Freeze Dry is designed to help long-term care and other healthcare facilities prepare for a disaster.
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 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 said it is partnering with Redilearning to improve staff professional development.
PointRight Inc. is holding its first AnalyticsEdge Symposium, a client conference, Wednesday through Friday in Boston.
Philadelphia-based medical technology company RightCare has announced a collaboration with Emmi Solutions in an effort to help providers reduce readmission rates.
The LaSalle Group will open Autumn Leaves of Stockbridge, the first freestanding memory care community in that area of Georgia, this fall.
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.
» 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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two medications in June that may benefit long-term care patients.
Incontinence management remains a hot commodity in long-term care, with three companies debuting products.
» 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sodexo's Nori Yamashita has been selected as the Covenant Village of Colorado's Director of Dining Services.
Adam Morris is the new vice president of business development at Evergreen Rehabilitation in Louisville, KY.