Supply Chain Management Strategies for Health Care Companies

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Supply Chain Management
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For the better part of four decades, DV Medical Supply has delivered high-quality medical and pharmaceutical supplies for clients operating in various health care sectors. Thanks to its prompt, personal service, DV Medical Supply helps ensure maximal supply chain integrity for health care organizations.

Health care supply chain management represents an essential consideration for companies looking to reduce waste and maximize revenue. Companies often begin by taking an in-depth look at their costs, focusing on hidden costs such as management and movement of supplies and inventory holding. In the same vein, health care organizations must identify sources of financial waste and rectify them as quickly as possible. A common way to reduce financial waste is to standardize inventories available to clinicians, avoiding potentially costly preference items from each physician.

Outside of reducing financial waste, inventory management is a key component of supply chain management. Thanks to technological advances, health care organizations can use comprehensive tracking systems to understand how supplies flow in and out of their inventory. Using this data, companies can make informed purchasing decisions and reduce inefficiencies due to poor inventory management.

Prevention Research Efforts at JDRF

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Prevention Research
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A medical and pharmaceutical supply company headquartered in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply provides top-quality service to clients throughout the health care sector. DV Medical Supply also maintains an active philanthropic presence, supporting organizations such as JDRF.

Formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF works to create a world where nobody has to struggle with type-1 diabetes (T1D). In addition to funding research to find effective cures and treatments for the disease, JDRF sponsors research into preventing the onset of T1D. Although T1D is not currently preventable, there may still be risk factors that individuals can avoid.

Thanks to research grants provided by JDRF, medical scientists have discovered a link between T1D onset and triggers such as viral infections and environmental conditions. Based on these associations, researchers have begun investigating potential vaccines for T1D. Another exciting avenue of inquiry involves microbes in the gut, which may play an important role in the onset of autoimmune disorders such as T1D.

Medications for Dogs – Metronidazole

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Metronidazole
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A wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and medical products, including veterinary drugs, DV Medical Supply, Inc., has been serving the health care marketplace since 1978. Among its many quality pharmaceutical veterinary products, DV Medical Supply offers metronidazole tablets in two dosages, 250 and 500 milligrams.

For dogs with bacterial infections in the large intestine, metronidazole is a particularly effective drug treatment. The antibiotic works to reduce inflammation in intestinal tissues and abate symptoms such as diarrhea. Moreover, doctors for people and animals alike use metronidazole in conjunction with other antibiotics to address a variety of bacterial infections.

Metronidazole clears bacterial infections by attacking the bacteria’s ability to construct DNA, meaning it can no longer reproduce. The drug can kill bacteria that thrive in deoxygenated environments, like those created by damaged tissues, by inhibiting certain enzymes.

Not all dogs are good candidates for metronidazole treatment, however. The drug should not be prescribed for puppies nor expecting or lactating mothers.

Heartworm Disease

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Dirofilaria immitis, aka heartworm, life cycle. Image: wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirofilaria_immitis

Heartworm is a disease that arises through parasitic infestation of Dirofilaria immitis. The dog is the primary host although it can infect cats too and under very rare circumstances even humans. The disease is spread from host to host through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The heartworm inhabits the pulmonary arterial system and the heart of its host. Health problems that arise include damage to the lung vessels and tissues. In serious infections death typically results from congestive heart failure. While dogs all over the United States may become infected with heartworm the risk for infection is higher within 150 miles of the coast from Texas to New Jersey and along the Mississippi River. Many dogs show little to no signs of infection even after the worms become adults. For the first six months of infection, called the prepatent period, the worms are not adults and current diagnostic tests will not be able to detect their presence. Rare symptoms include blindness, seizures, and lameness in the event that a migrating heartworm ends up in the eye, brain or artery in the leg. Sometimes more active dogs will develop a cough. In cases of advanced infection the heartworms will have infested the heart and the animal might exhibits signs of severe weight loss, fainting, coughing up blood, and congestive heart failure finally resulting in death. DV Medical Supply advises clients to encourage preventative treatment among patients.