Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hospitals disrupting drug shortages

No doubt you've heard about drug shortages in the news, or maybe even from team members at your own institutions. How bad is it? Bad enough that hospitals have started coming together under a new, non-profit drug company, Civica RX. Just this week, Civica RX announced it will begin producing drugs for distribution to it's member hospitals later this year. The first two drugs: antibiotics vancomycin and daptomycin. 

According to a January 2019 article, at least two WI health systems are among the members:

  • "The newcomers are Advocate Aurora Health, Allegheny Health Network, Baptist Health South Florida, Franciscan Alliance, Memorial Hermann Health System, NYU Langone Health, Ochsner Health System, Sanford Health, Spectrum Health, St. Luke's University Health Network, Steward Health Care and UnityPoint Health."

I'm really curious how this experiment will go. 

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