Phlow, children's hospitals partner to address drug shortages

March 19, 2021

A first-in-kind coalition will bring together some of the top children’s hospitals across the nation, in collaboration with Phlow Corp., to improve access and availability to key pediatric medicines currently in shortage.

The coalition is working together to identify and prioritize the most needed essential medicines, including sterile injectable medicines and medications used to treat pediatric cancers and rare diseases. Phlow will work quickly to ensure a high-quality, reliable supply of these essential medicines and will provide transparent, cost-plus pricing for all coalition members under uniform long-term purchasing agreements.

Phlow, a startup in Virginia promising to provide end-to-end manufacturing capabilities for a host of essential generic medicines, was awarded an $812 million contract with the U.S. government last year.

The Children's Hospital Coalition includes 11 founding hospital members: Arkansas Children’s, Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Children’s National Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin, Cincinnati Children’s, Cook Children’s, Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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