New DES Agreements Bring Savings to Premier Healthcare Providers


February 6, 2009

February 6, 2009 - Premier Purchasing Partners yesterday announced new agreements for drug-eluting coronary stents with Abbott Laboratories Inc., Abbott Vascular and Cordis Corp.

The 13-month agreements went into effect Jan. 1, 2009 and are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

Serving more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 53,000-plus other healthcare sites, Premier healthcare reportedly operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and is the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information.

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