Hospitals Might Use Civica Rx Savings to Improve Other Services

September 10, 2018

 “What you definitely don't want is this just being a way for hospitals to decrease their costs and their margins and build new ambulatory cancer centers in wealthy neighborhoods to make more revenue,” notes CP3 Director Walid Gellad in this Politico piece about Civica Rx.  Civica Rx, a new nonprofit generic drug company, is expected to produce lower cost drugs.  Patients may see direct savings on drugs, or, as Gellad suggests, hospitals may instead use the savings to increase other services that might benefit patients in other ways.