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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

In January, it was announced that five healthcare systems were launching a not-for-profit generic drug company. That company now has a name, Civica Rx. The healthcare companies were the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health. The endeavor has now expanded to seven health systems and three philanthropic groups. According to The Washington Post, "The company will focus initially on establishing price transparency and stable supplies for 14 generic drugs used in hospitals, without pressure from shareholders to issue dividends or push a stock price higher."

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#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-09-12 08:40 PM | Reply

Interesting. This seems closely related to the PBM story in another thread. People are starting to pay more attention to pharmaceutical pricing.

#2 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-13 01:21 PM | Reply

Of course it's the Mormons. They really do seem to have a better grasp on how to govern than the Christians in office, the Catholic in particular.

They still oppress homosexual people and so must be relegated to the trash heap of history - but not until we can replicate their robot technology such as Romney. His name would be great for a battle cruiser.. but not the president of the United States. Being amid the 47% I take exception to his 1% thoughts on the economic divide.

Can any state just do this generic drug price control? What prevents us NOW?

#3 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-13 04:21 PM | Reply

Mormons, meaning Utah, went for Trump, in spite of, or maybe because, he emulated the behavior of Joseph Smith's sexual predation.

Regardless, we should all welcome this market effort to wreck existing market drug monopolies.

One of the peculiarities f the Mormon population is how they practice strong individual and group support of each other (a socialist community) and yet consistently vote for conservative free market capitalism., as directed their higher authorities. Like native Indians and powerful black leaders, they have all lrearned how to use religion, under the constitution, to achieve their goals, with invaluable protection from our courts.

The Mormon Church is a business, posing as a religion, which escapes taxation, a goal of every person and corporation.

#4 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-13 05:58 PM | Reply

I understand there was a noticeable drop in votes from Utah when Trump was running for office.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-13 06:40 PM | Reply

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