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Surviving drug shortages by eliminating the middlemen

Hospital systems now routinely deal with an uncomfortable number of active drug shortages, so they're forging direct relationships with manufacturers and buying directly from the source when the usual ... read more

To lower drug prices, we should pursue price transparency — not price controls

Such reforms would exacerbate the widespread drug shortages — including on basic drugs like intravenous ... Most obviously, prices increase because middlemen take a cut that otherwise could be lopped ... read more

Tanzania: MSD to Eliminate Middlemen, Coats Drugs With Special Colours

The Government is working on the final arrangement to allow the Medical Store Department (MSD) to procure drug consignments directly from manufacturers to eliminate middlemen agents ... might end up ... read more

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Medical supply middlemen made the winter flu crisis even worse | Opinion

The high costs and shortages of essential medical supplies are a result of middlemen demanding pay from manufacturers ... Repealing the safe harbor for GPO and PBM would eliminate this massive ... read more

Cat, Wal-Mart team up for prescriptions

Caterpillar Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have embarked on a pilot drug program that could revolutionize ... Caterpillar's pharmacy benefits manager. It does that by eliminating the middle man, so to ... read more

A bipartisan opportunity to cut drug prices

A new rule introduced last week by the Department of Health and Human Services would strike at the root of rising prescription drug costs that are disproportionately hurting those with pre-existing ... read more

WSJ Underestimates the Power of the Market and Healthcare Entrepreneurs

I've pasted the portion of the paper that addresses the #1 objection people raise about DPC -- exacerbating the shortage of primary care ... Bunker Buster Oregon's Health Reform: Eliminating the ... read more

Four states to emulate Karunya pharmacy model

Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu will soon set up a community pharmacy chain by supplying drugs at discounted rates, eliminating middlemen and distributors ... drugs if there is shortage. ... read more

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