Premier creates company to mitigate generic drug shortages

Healthcare improvement company Premier Inc. established a new company aimed at ensuring health systems have continuous and affordable access to medications, particularly those that lack competition or are in shortage.

The new company, ProvideGx, will allow Premier to invest in new business models and partnerships to address drug shortages. The company plans to work with generic drug manufacturers, co-fund development of affordable products and secure contracts for active pharmaceutical ingredients to ensure supply demands are met.

ProvideGx  already has partnered with five generic manufacturers to mitigate shortages and sidestep the price hikes of 60 crucial drugs.

The new company will begin marketing more l products in short supply  next month, pending FDA approval.

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