Temple Health 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 health care’s more pressing and enduring issues, drug shortages that disrupt patient care.
“Drug shortages continue to impact care and care delivery,” said Shawn Parekh, PharmD, MHA, FACHE, DPLA, VP and Chief Pharmacy Officer for Temple Health. “As a member of the alliance, we will work to develop strategies that all market participants can agree on to address issues contributing to these shortages.”
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.
"We are grateful to have Temple Health join the alliance to end drug shortages," said Eric Tichy, division chair of pharmacy supply solutions for Mayo Clinic, who serves as the Chair for the Alliance advisory board. "Collaboration among organizations strengthens our ability to improve the quality of life for patients that rely on these medications. Together, we can make a difference."
Learn more at www.EndDrugShortages.com.