A new era in U.S. healthcare kicks off on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Utah headquarters of Civica Rx, a new, revolutionary national non-profit drug company that will help patients across the nation by making generic medications accessible and affordable.
The opening of Civica Rx’s Utah headquarters in Lehi is a milestone in the effort to reduce chronic drug shortages in America’s healthcare institutions and underscores the pivotal role Utah is playing in this effort. The opening also means good news for Utah’s economy with potential new jobs for the state of Utah in the coming years.
Remarks by dignitaries and company leaders will include an overview of when generic drugs will be available, the quantity of drugs, and the number of participating health organizations and hospitals, both inside and outside Utah.
Some generic drug manufacturers have been widely criticized for unwarranted and arbitrary price increases and for creating artificial shortages of vital generic medications. Civica Rx aims to fix this problem. Research suggests that in many instances, generic drug prices can be reduced significantly, saving hundreds of millions of dollars each year to improve patient care.
11 a.m., MT, April 18, 2019
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert
U.S. Representative Ben McAdams
Dr. Marc Harrison, Intermountain Healthcare CEO
Martin Van Trieste, Civica Rx CEO
Dr. Erin Fox, University of Utah
Dan Liljenquist, Civica Rx board chair
Video message from U.S. Senator Mitt Romney
Video message from U.S. Senator Mike Lee