Merck and Premier Team Up to Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures Last Updated: July 1, 2016
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Modern Healthcare: Drugmaker Merck & Co., and Premier, the GPO and performance improvement company, are teaming up to develop app-based solutions to assist providers in improving their population health outcomes. The collaboration combines Merck’s scientific expertise and market knowledge with Premier’s performance improvement technology and provider membership, executives say. Their first goal is to reduce fracture rates for patients at risk of osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones weaker and more likely to break. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The companies are not forming a joint venture or any other kind of corporate entity. Full story