Last Updated: June 14, 2017
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Respondents report increasing drug costs, greater use of specialty drugs as sources of higher pharmaceutical spend; anticipate pharmaceutical spend to steadily increase over next five years CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A new Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) survey finds drug spending has (more…)

Last Updated: May 30, 2017
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Modern Healthcare: Hospitals use the sterile form of baking soda—a sodium bicarbonate solution, which has baking soda as its base ingredient—in vital situations including heart surgery and other emergency events when a patient’s blood is too acidic, which can lead to (more…)

Last Updated: May 18, 2017
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Today, Premier and 9 other healthcare groups sent a letter to the FDA in response to the agency’s draft guidance on obtaining an interchangeability designation for a biosimilar drug. In the letter, Premier expressed support of the draft guidance, but (more…)

Last Updated: April 26, 2017
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HFMA: Mike Alkire: In March, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing to examine the state of generic drugs and determine whether slow new drug approvals contribute to higher pricing. At the hearing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (more…)