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    Premier's ProvideGx Program Partners with Somerset Pharma to Stabilize Pricing, Enhance Competition for Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim

Premier’s ProvideGx Program Partners with Somerset Pharma to Stabilize Pricing, Enhance Competition for Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim

This drug category lacks competition, which can make it vulnerable to price increases and potential shortages.

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    Uncover the Hidden Pharmacy Supply Expenses

Uncover the Hidden Pharmacy Supply Expenses

Rigorous purchasing surveillance in the pharmacy department can recover major expenses and improve margin.

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    Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders to Address Drug Pricing

Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders to Address Drug Pricing

Premier is pleased to see the Administration reinvigorating the discussion around drug pricing and increased competition.

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    Premier Inc. Recommends FDA, DEA Reforms to Prevent Drug Shortages

Premier Inc. Recommends FDA, DEA Reforms to Prevent Drug Shortages

Premier provided the FDA and the DEA with a list of reforms and regulatory waivers that should be extended beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Hospitals and Health Systems Stock up on Pandemic Medications for Potential Second Wave

Hospitals and Health Systems Stock up on Pandemic Medications for Potential Second Wave

HealthLeaders Media | A survey from Premier found 88% of acute care provider members are stocking 'critical' medications in preparation for the next COVID-19 patient surge.

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    Statement on House Energy and Commerce Markup of Drug Pricing Bills

Statement on House Energy and Commerce Markup of Drug Pricing Bills

Premier applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing​ bipartisan legislation to lower costs and increase competition in the drug marketplace.

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    Premier Inc. ProvideGx™ Program Partners with Fresenius Kabi to Secure the Supply of Sedation Drug Essential for COVID-19 Care

Premier Inc. ProvideGx™ Program Partners with Fresenius Kabi to Secure the Supply of Sedation Drug Essential for COVID-19 Care

The partnership will help stabilize the long-term supply of propofol, a medication vital for COVID-19 patient care.

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    Why Almost Every U.S. Hospital Is Building Safety Stock of Critical Pandemic Medications

Why Almost Every U.S. Hospital Is Building Safety Stock of Critical Pandemic Medications

Experiences accessing stockpiles this spring highlighted problems associated with relying on the government for product replenishment.

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    Five Keys to Maximizing a Medication Assistance Program

Five Keys to Maximizing a Medication Assistance Program

As healthcare organizations emerge from the crisis, they’ll want to keep an eye on opportunities to simultaneously assist patients and maximize revenue.

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    Closing the Gap Between Drugs Purchased and Drugs Charged

Closing the Gap Between Drugs Purchased and Drugs Charged

Health systems concerned about the financial impact of COVID-19 are strategizing recovery options that may include rapid margin improvement​. Key to recovery will be tactics...

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    Meeting Unparalleled Demand for Critical Supplies and Drugs

Meeting Unparalleled Demand for Critical Supplies and Drugs

Premier has been largely able to meet historical medical supply demand levels, as well as a significant proportion of surge demand.

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    Premier Inc. ProvideGx™ Program Partners with Hikma Pharmaceuticals to Secure the Supply of Two Drugs Essential for COVID-19 Patient Care

Premier Inc. ProvideGx™ Program Partners with Hikma Pharmaceuticals to Secure the Supply of Two Drugs Essential for COVID-19 Patient Care

This new partnership secures supply of amiodarone and sterile water, helping to stabilize the long-term supply of two medications vital for COVID-19 patient care.

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    Premier Inc. Data: As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Demand for Drugs Used to Treat Related, Co-Morbid Conditions Also Soars

Premier Inc. Data: As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Demand for Drugs Used to Treat Related, Co-Morbid Conditions Also Soars

Premier's purchasing data shows demand for drugs used to treat cardiovascular conditions and blood clots has soared.

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    Painkillers, Sedatives in Short Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

Painkillers, Sedatives in Short Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

CQ Roll Coll | Data from Premier shared with CQ Roll Call shows that the use of propofol as a first-line sedative increased over 300 percent from 2019 to 2020.

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    COVID-19 Demand for Emergency Syringes, Routinely in Shortage, Rises

COVID-19 Demand for Emergency Syringes, Routinely in Shortage, Rises

Despite the increased demand, Premier members have been able to reliably access them through ProvideGx.

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    Premier Calls on HHS and Congress to Bolster Healthcare Provider Readiness to Respond to COVID-19

Premier Calls on HHS and Congress to Bolster Healthcare Provider Readiness to Respond to COVID-19

Premier urged HHS and Congress to provide additional relief hospitals and other providers need as they continue to respond to COVID-19.

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    Spikes in Demand From Coronavirus Patients are Creating Shortages of Asthma Drugs and Sedatives for Ventilator Patients

Spikes in Demand From Coronavirus Patients are Creating Shortages of Asthma Drugs and Sedatives for Ventilator Patients

The Washington Post | ​Premier is urging the FDA to use its new powers quickly to investigate and anticipate drug shortages said the company’s senior director of advocacy, Soumi...

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    America's New Opioid Crisis

America’s New Opioid Crisis

Politico | Fifteen drugs needed to treat Covid-19 patients were in or close to shortages by the end of March, according to Premier Survey.

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    Premier Recommends Actions to Create a More Competitive Biosimilars Marketplace

Premier Recommends Actions to Create a More Competitive Biosimilars Marketplace

Premier called on the FDA to take steps to strengthen payor adoption of biosimilars.

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    Hospitals Facing Drug Shortages

Hospitals Facing Drug Shortages

NBC Boston | Premier's Soumi Saha provides discusses potential drug shortages due to an increased demand amidst COVID-19.

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    Essential Drug Supplies for Virus Patients Are Running Low

Essential Drug Supplies for Virus Patients Are Running Low

The New York Times | Hospitals in particular are feeling the pinch in supplies. Premier found that drug shortages were pervasive in acute care settings.

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