Children’s National Hospital joins 10 other leading children’s hospitals and Phlow Corp. to form coalition to address pediatric drug shortages

March 18, 2021

Children’s National Hospital joins in announcing the launch of a groundbreaking Children’s Hospital Coalition: Powered by Phlow (CHC). This first-in-sort coalition brings with each other some of the prime children’s hospitals across the country, in collaboration with Phlow, to provide certainty in availability and entry for critical medications needed to maintain lifestyle and conquer disease and to deal with the nation’s damaged vital medications source chain.

Shortages of vital medications for youngsters are a persistent challenge plaguing hospitals across the United States. A 2019 study of 330 U.S. hospitals, which include 29 children’s hospitals, shown that drugs shortages disproportionately and uniquely impact children’s hospitals. (Vizient, 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed more vulnerabilities in the overall U.S. medical center source chain, significantly relating to vital injectable drugs. To deal with this situation, the CHC is charged with a mission to deliver on the promise of ensuring a trustworthy source of high-high quality, inexpensive vital medications to address youngsters.

“Far way too generally, the wellness care desires of youngsters are not a precedence. The coalition will attract focus to this crucial situation of shortages of vital medications and extra importantly, get started to correct the challenge,” says Kurt Newman, M.D., president and main govt officer of Children’s National. “I know we can do improved for youngsters who demand these lifestyle-saving solutions and cures, and I’m proud to be a part of this good team of organizations in building an progressive resolution.”

At the moment, the eleven founding

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