Hospitals Take Drug Shortages By the Horns

Hospitals Take Drug Shortages By the Horns

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 732 , Segment 1

Episode: Hospital Drug Shortages, English Channel Swimmer, Fish Witness to Climate Change

  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 17:28 mins

Guest: Erin Fox, PharmD, Senior Director, Drug Information and Support Services, University of Utah Health, Professor of Pharmacology Several of the largest hospital systems in the country have just announced they’re going to create their own nonprofit drug company because they are sick of having critical drugs suddenly become unavailable or jump drastically in price. The collaboration includes Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, the US Department of Veterans Affairs and several large Catholic hospital systems that operate in dozens of states. It’s an unusual move that could bring big changes to the healthcare system, if it works.

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