Generic Drug Supply

Generic Drug Supply

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

New Horizons, Organ Thieves, Iñapari

Episode: New Horizons, Organ Thieves, Iñapari

  • Feb 5, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 17:19 mins

The pandemic has exacerbated a problem that US hospitals have been facing for years: periodically, they run out of basic injectable drugs for treating critically ill patients. It's because there aren't many factories that make them. But a nonprofit named Civica RX unveiled plans for a factory in Virginia to make injectable generic medicine. Martin VanTrieste is CEO of Civica RX. (Originally aired May 27, 2020).