LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, today announced new national agreements with Premier Purchasing Partners. The multi-year contracts will provide Premier's 2,000 member hospitals with access to special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Hospira's general-purpose medication infusion devices, related sets and disposables, along with intravenous (I.V.) solutions, nutritionals, drug-delivery and gravity administration sets. The five-year Premier agreements will be effective February 1, 2009.
"Premier shares our commitment to improving patient and caregiver safety, while reducing the high costs of healthcare," said Pete Baker, vice president and general manager, Commercial Service Operations, Hospira. "Hospira products and services are well positioned to deliver positive results in these critical areas for the Premier membership. We look forward to collaborating with Premier's member healthcare institutions to provide innovative solutions and drive results."
The new agreements include Hospira's general-purpose medication
management technologies, such as the Plum A+(R) and next-generation
Symbiq(R) infusion systems with Hospira MedNet(R) safety software; and pain
management pumps, such as LifeCare PCA(R) with Hospira MedNet and
GemStar(R) ambulatory devices. These products play a critical role in
improving patient safety as well as enhancing quality of care and clinician
workflow. Also covered within the agreement is access to contracts for
Hospira's I.V. solutions and associated equipment portfolio, including the
company's environmentally preferable VisIV(R) container. This represents
the first opportunity
|SOURCE Hospira, Inc.|
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