Civica Rx exists in the public interest as a non-stock, non-profit corporation committed to stabilizing supply of essential generic medications. Founded by seven leading hospital systems concerned about generic drug shortages and three philanthropic members passionate about improving healthcare, including the Gary and Mary West Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the Peterson Center on Healthcare.
As of February 2019, more than 25 Health Systems have joined Civica as Governing, Founding and Partnering members, representing over 800 U.S. hospitals and equaling approximately 156,000 licensed beds or 25% of the nation’s licensed beds. Civica Rx will provide patients with greater access to more affordable drugs and better, safer care. Caregivers will be better able to focus on the delivery of great care, and not spend time searching for drugs in shortage, or developing alternative therapies.