HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN ASSOCIATION JOINS END DRUG SHORTAGE ALLIANCE TO SAFEGUARD ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL MEDICATIONS
Washington, DC (October 12, 2022) – The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA), which represents the nation’s leading healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs), today announced it has joined a new coalition of diverse stakeholders to address drug shortages in the United States. The End Drug Shortages Alliance provides a forum for key stakeholders to take strategic aim at one of healthcare’s more pressing and enduring issues, drug shortages that disrupt patient care.
“Healthcare GPOs are critical partners helping hospitals and the healthcare system avert and mitigate the impact of drug shortages and have helped reduce the number of shortages by half over the last decade. The Healthcare Supply Chain Association is proud to join the End Drug Shortage Alliance alongside many of our member GPOs and looks forward to working with the coalition to identify durable solutions to drug shortages and protect patient access to care,” said HSCA President and CEO Todd Ebert.
The End Drug Shortages Alliance was launched in late 2021 to bring together industry stakeholders, including providers, group purchasing organizations, manufacturers, distributors, and other industry thought leaders and champions. Efforts will focus on improving access to medications through greater transparency across market participants, leading to improved quality manufacturing of medications and production of additional supply. Learn more at EndDrugShortages.com.
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