Sanford joins generic drug organization

 Jan. 7, 2019

Sanford Health is among 12 new founding members of Civica Rx, a nonprofit with the goal of  increasing availability of generic drugs and lowering costs.

The organization was established in September with seven health systems and three philanthropies. Now, it represents about 800 hospitals nationwide.

The members will “drive drug-selection decisions to ensure Civica Rx manufactures the medications that are most essential to patient care,” the organization said in a statement, as they have experienced “first-hand the impact of drug shortages, which have become all too common and affect all aspects of the health care delivery system.”

Civica Rx expects to bring more than 14 hospital-administered generic drugs to hospitals and health care systems this year as the initial focus of the company’s efforts, with many additional medications prioritized by the health care systems as the next phase of focus.

The company is working toward becoming an FDA-approved manufacturer and will either directly manufacture generic drugs or subcontract manufacturing to trusted supply partners.

“We are thrilled to welcome these highly regarded health systems to Civica as founding members,” said Martin VanTrieste, CEO of Civica Rx. “Drug shortages have become a national crisis where patient treatments and surgeries are canceled, delayed or suboptimal. We thank these organizations for joining us to make essential generic medicines accessible and affordable in hospitals across the country.”

 

Sanford joins generic drug organization

Sanford Health is among 12 new founding members of Civica Rx, a nonprofit with the goal of  increasing availability of generic drugs and lowering costs.

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