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  • February 28, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Civica Rx, a not-for-profit generic pharmaceutical manufacturer has accepted 12 health systems, representing 250 US hospitals, as founding members. They include Advocate Aurora Health, Allegheny Health Network, Baptist Health South Florida, Franciscan Alliance, Memorial Hermann Health System, NYU Langone Health, Ochsner Health System, Sanford Health, Spectrum Health, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Steward Health Care, and UnityPoint Health.
In other news, Reuters reports that Civica Rx expects to provide 20 generic products in 2019 to alleviate shortages for medicines used during surgeries and for treating life-threatening conditions, such as septic shock. The company had initially expected to offer 14 products this year but has forged relationships with several companies with licenses to manufacture additional medicines. The company’s goal is to offer as many as 100 generic drug products within three to five years.