Blue Cross Blue Shield group joins $55M project to lower drug costs

Midvale Utah. IHC along with other hospitals and philanthropies are launching a nonprofit generic drug company called

Midvale Utah. IHC along with other hospitals and philanthropies are launching a nonprofit generic drug company called

A group of 18 Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurers is helping to create a nonprofit drug company to make certain generic drugs itself.

On Thursday, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) introduced that 18 of its member Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance firms (which quilt about 40 million Americans) has struck a partnership with Civica Rx with the categorical objective of reducing the charge of sure generic drugs. Some initial products could become available by early 2022. As the 2020 presidential campaigns ramp up, health care costs remains a key issue for voters.

Highmark, along with 17 other Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations across the US and the Federal Employee Program, created the subsidiary of Civica Rx in response to an increasing number of shortages and price increases for outpatient generic medications.

The new subsidiary's technique comes to snatching up and growing its personal generic drug packages; as soon as those therapies get a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inexperienced mild, they'd be bought in bulk quantity at costs less than what's recently to be had in high-cost markets.

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"We hope others will join us to achieve the change Americans want to see".

IHC along with other hospitals and philanthropies are launching a nonprofit generic drug company called "Civica Rx" to help reduce cost and shortages of generic drugs.

"Initially, several generic medications identified as having high potential for savings will be prioritized by the partnership and will evolve into a platform that can be used to enhance competition for additional generic drugs", according to a release on the partnership.

BCBS companies now participating in the Civica partnership include: BCBS of Alabama, Arkansas BCBS, Blue Shield of California, Capital BlueCross, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, BCBS of Hawaii, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Blue Cross of Idaho, Independence Blue Cross, BCBS of Kansas, BCBS of Kansas City, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, BCBS of Vermont and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's Federal Employee Program.

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