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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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    The US is Running Low on More Than a Dozen Drugs That Hospitals Need to Treat Critically Ill Coronavirus Patients

The US is Running Low on More Than a Dozen Drugs That Hospitals Need to Treat Critically Ill Coronavirus Patients

Business Insider | Premier survey finds drugs needed for COVID-19 patient care are quickly slipping into shortage.

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    Premier Inc. Data Shows Drugs Essential to Providing Care for COVID-19 Patients Quickly Slipping into Shortage

Premier Inc. Data Shows Drugs Essential to Providing Care for COVID-19 Patients Quickly Slipping into Shortage

Our recent survey found that 15 drugs essential to providing care for COVID-19 patients are currently in or very near shortage.

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    Premier Applauds Third Bipartisan Congressional COVID-19 Emergency Stimulus Package

Premier Applauds Third Bipartisan Congressional COVID-19 Emergency Stimulus Package

The bill provides a critical infusion of funding for the healthcare system to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Clinical Trials Begin for Drugs That Might Help Treat Symptoms

Clinical Trials Begin for Drugs That Might Help Treat Symptoms

Nexstar Media Wire | Premier's Soumi Saha says mass producing more of these drugs won’t be easy, especially when the active pharmaceutical ingredients come from overseas.

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    Premier Recommends Actions CMS Can Take to Ensure Long-Term Care Pharmacy and Infusion Services are

Premier Recommends Actions CMS Can Take to Ensure Long-Term Care Pharmacy and Infusion Services are

Our recommendations for CMS to address challenges that long-term care pharmacy and infusion pharmacy providers are facing during COVID-19.

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    As Trump Touts an Unproven Coronavirus Treatment, Supplies Evaporate for Patients

As Trump Touts an Unproven Coronavirus Treatment, Supplies Evaporate for Patients

The Washington Post | Premier's Soumi Saha explains the spike in demand for two antimalarial drugs now on backorder.

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    U.S. Hospitals Panic-Buy Drugs Ahead of Coronavirus Influx

U.S. Hospitals Panic-Buy Drugs Ahead of Coronavirus Influx

The Financial Times | Premier's Soumi Saha says hospitals need treatment guidelines or protocols from the CDC, or they will rush to buy every time small studies are released.

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    Doctors Turn to Malaria Drugs as Potential Coronavirus Treatment

Doctors Turn to Malaria Drugs as Potential Coronavirus Treatment

The Wall Street Journal | Premier weighs in on the pharmaceutical supply of two drugs that could become a frontline treatment for COVID-19.

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    Hospitals and Doctors are Wiping Out Supplies of an Unproven Coronavirus Treatment

Hospitals and Doctors are Wiping Out Supplies of an Unproven Coronavirus Treatment

The Washington Post | Premier data shows a 300% increase in orders of chloroquine and a 70% boost in orders of hydroxychloroquine.

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    Chloroquine in Short Supply as Hospitals Buy in Bulk

Chloroquine in Short Supply as Hospitals Buy in Bulk

Modern Healthcare | Orders of chloroquine spiked 3,000% in March, according to data from Premier.

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    Hospitals Stockpile Drug Trump Says Could Treat Covid-19

Hospitals Stockpile Drug Trump Says Could Treat Covid-19

Bloomberg | Health authorities should provide clearer guidance about drugs’ usage for COVID-19, per Premier.

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