Premier and 55 national trade associations, health systems and hospitals, pharmacy associations, and small businesses throughout the country voiced support for the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act (S. 2723). The MEDS Act builds upon the prior work of Congress to provide additional authority to the FDA to help mitigate drug shortages and develop market-based incentives to help ensure a stable supply of medications critical for patient care. In the letter, the organizations applaud Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN) for introducing the bill and for their bipartisan commitment to addressing drug shortages and decreasing healthcare costs while improving patient outcomes.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.