Partnership with BCBS to bring lower cost Civica medicines to consumers through outpatient pharmacies
Civica and 18 Blue Cross Blue Shield plans announced an initiative to lower the cost of drugs for consumers. The effort, which focuses on a targeted list of generic drugs in the retail setting, provides opportunities for additional health plans, states, employers and pharmacies to join.
Civica begins providing discounted essential medications to 340B eligible hospitals to help serve high needs populations
Under Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act, pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in Medicaid also provide discounts on the prices of outpatient drugs to healthcare organizations that care for many uninsured and low-income patients.
These include public and nonprofit disproportionate share hospitals that serve low-income and indigent populations, community health centers, children’s hospitals, hemophilia treatment centers, critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals and rural referral centers.
Civica is named one of the 10 Most Innovative Not-for-profit Organizations of 2020
…for manufacturing generic drugs at lower prices to combat shortages and rising healthcare costs
“The news is filled with healthcare stories about people unable to afford their insulin, or companies driving up the cost of needed interventions like EpiPens. Civica Rx is a not-for-profit drug company designed to combat these horror stories, by creating stable supplies of generic drugs, to prevent them from having sudden price spikes. The company delivered its first drug, the antibiotic Vancomycin, this year.”
Meeting surge demands for COVID-19 patient care
“Hospitals created their own drug maker just in time for pandemic”
11 Civica medications used in clinical protocols to treat COVID-19 patients include broad spectrum antibiotics, pain management medications, neuromuscular blocking agents and medications needed to treat co-morbidities
Sandoz partnership formed to reliably supply medicines for optimal patient care in acute care settings
Medications: Antibiotics, acid reducers, blood thinners, blood pressure regulators and medicines required in the operating room
Celebrating Civica’s 2nd Anniversary
From concept to today, Civica Rx (Civica, Inc) has proven to be a viable industry player, ensuring stable and predictable supplies of over 20 essential generic drugs so far, with an additional 20 under contract, and generating millions of dollars in savings for hospitals
Drug shortages can cause clinical and financial distress for patients and their families – medication errors, adverse events and increased out of pocket costs. For hospitals, drug shortages lead to increased costs due to price spikes and the need for more experts to manage shortages and search for the best possible alternative treatments.
As of September 2020, and one year after the first patient was treated with a Civica medication in Utah, Civica has delivered over eleven million vials and syringes to hospitals, treating up to 3 million patients across the United States.
In addition to stabilizing the supply of essential generic medicines, the collaborative Civica model has already saved health systems millions of dollars, with more savings to come.