Tuesday Mar 28, 2023

It’s in Demand: Drug Shortage Stewardship

For decades, an ultimate solution to drug shortages has eluded healthcare professionals. A new concept that holds promise to get us closer to ending this pervasive problem is drug shortage stewardship (DSS), and on this episode, Steven Lucio takes the host role, with Gretchen Brummel and Kyle Hoelting as the guest experts, to discuss this new and exciting approach.


Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Principal, Pharmacy Solutions
Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence


Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Executive Director
Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence


Kyle Hoelting, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Manager for Drug Information
Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence


Show Notes:

[02:36] Defining drug shortage stewardship (DSS)

[03:33] Flattening the curve

[03:53] The story behind drug shortage stewardship

[05:18] A deeper view into the demand side and a more holistic approach

[06:04] Example of how shortages happen

[07:29] A preferable alternative

[09:59] Stewardship of all drugs

[10:35] DSS in the future


Links | Resources:

The one thing you need to know about drug shortage stewardship: Click here

BCG White Paper: Click here

Gretchen Brummel’s email: gretchen.brummel@vizientinc.com

Kyle Hoelting’s email: kyle.hoelting@vizientinc.com

Steven Lucio’s email: steven.lucio@vizientinc.com


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