US healthcare product makers team up with ‘latex-free’ label

Charlotte, North Carolina - Two large suppliers of goods to the US healthcare industry have developed a standardised set of labels and nomenclature to help hospitals make more effective purchasing decisions.

Among the new, standardised terms is “latex-free” which is designed to indicate products that do not use latex in their manufacture. The labelling is supported by Premier Healthcare Alliance and Cardinal Health.

“Hospitals want to be latex-free,” said Gina Pugliese, vice president of Premier’s Safety Institute., “but they need good information to select and purchase…

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