October 2017 Posts

2017 Army 10 Miler

In the United States, Army 10 Miler is the next biggest ten-mile race. The event is held on October in Washington DC, Arlington, and VA. As the name suggests, the race main sponsor is the United States Army/military. Every year thousands of competitors and spectators visit Washington DC to compete and enjoy the fun in this classic race.

Any revenue generated from Army 10 Miler is used to support the armed forces Morale, recreation and welfare, leisure services and comprehensive system of to support created improve the lives of militaries and their family members. With more soldiers participating in the event in every year, the event is becoming more exciting.

This year event which was held on 8th October 2017 was successful with the United States army runners completing the race as top winners in both women and men races. The race was held on Sunday morning in the streets of VA, Arlington, and Washington Dc. However, high humidity and heat during the race somehow made the race to be shortened for some runners.

According to 2017 Army 10 Miler website, high humidity and temperature forced the race to be downgraded to a fun race with shortening of the main race course from 10.08 a.m. overall results for competitors who had finished their race before 10.08. A.m. and those who crossed the finish line at 10.08 a.m. were taken as the official race results.

The race organizers emphasized that the safety of the runners was paramount. They are committed to providing world-class racing competition is a secure and safe environment. Therefore, the decision to shorten and downgrade the race to recreational race was made with inconsideration with safety, medical and race organizers personnel. However, the race course was later re-routed to downtown Washington DC shy of one mile short.
Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, an electrician in the army by name Spc. Haron Lagat who was representing Texas Tech finished in the men race with a record time of 49 minutes and 23 seconds.

The race attracts many sponsors and interested parties to participate. ADS Inc, a major contractor for the United States defense forces in different sectors and departments, was represented in the race. ADS Inc. is also involved in serving the diving community in the local military. The 2017 race main sponsors were PWC, Leonardo DRS, Navy Federal Credit Union, GD, AAFMAA, SOSI, Kaplan University, SORB and Comcast NBCUniversal. Sponsors and other partners outside the army made the 2017 Army 10 Miler successful.

GPOs are not the Cause of Drug Shortages

There are a few reasons why there may be drug shortages, but it has been found that GPOs are not one of them. This fact has been supported by the manufacturers such as Sagent and Hospira.

Drug shortage has been found to be caused by issues such as barriers to entry, manufacturing, and other disruptions. GPOs are doing all that they can to reduce these drug shortages and not the cause of the shortages.

GPO contracts are strictly voluntary and are the result of negotiations between certain parties. Hospitals, for example, are able to purchase off contract and do quite often. Contracts are subject to cancellation and pricing can be adjusted. Manufacturers are also able to adjust pricing as they see fit.

GPOs have no control over manufacturers and are not able to force manufacturers into entering contracts. GPOS work with manufacturers, distributors, and hospitals to ensure that a safe and steady supply of products is available for healthcare providers.

It has also been found that GPOs are responsible for delivering billions in cost savings each year to the healthcare system. They also deliver the best products available at the best possible value available to their hospital, healthcare, and long-term care providers.

Hospitals utilize GPOs to effectively group their purchasing power. GPOs do not sell, compound, manufacture, or take title to any drugs that are considered to be in shortage. They have a strong incentive to make sure that their patients are looked after and are able to get their needed medications when they need them. Without a product, GPOs are simply no longer needed.

After extensive research, it has been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that GPOs are not the cause of any of the drug shortages but rather the shortages are caused by other factors.