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Category: Pharmacy

Civica Rx aims to tackle drug shortages, high prices

Last month, SSM Health, Trinity Health and five other health systems joined with three philanthropy organizations to launch Civica Rx, a company that aims to address generic drug shortages. “Serving patients is a significant privilege,” said Martin VanTrieste, president and CEO. “That privilege comes with great responsibility, and that responsibility is to provide quality medicine, […]

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Attorney General: Pharmaceutical distributor must pay $625 million in light of allegations about bad drugs

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently announced a $625 million settlement over allegations that pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen Corporation sold adulterated drugs across the country. The settlement involves Illinois, 43 other states and the federal government, and resolves allegations that ABC sold cancer drugs that were not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Illinois will […]

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Lawmakers call on state to allocate funding for independent pharmacies

A trio of Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to implement a program aimed at boosting small, independent pharmacies “as soon as possible.”
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