ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use multiple wholesale distributors

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James Martinez, a consulting pharmacist who works with surgery centers in Florida, told The Opthalmic ASC how centers can keep drug costs down.

Here are two insights he shared:

1. Use more than one wholesale distributor and consult an expert — navigating drug shortages is easier when ASCs use multiple distributors from different geographic areas.

2. Receiving insight from either a pharmacist or someone experienced in pharmaceutical purchasing is essential for ASCs struggling with high drug prices.

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