IRVING, Texas, September 7, 2022 -- Vizient, Inc. pharmacy experts, including Pharmacy Executive Director Carolyn Liptak and Pharmacy Contracting Director April Yoo, will present at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Compounding Quality Center of Excellence Annual Conference: The Shared Pursuit of Compounding Excellence, which is being held September 6-8, 2022. The virtual conference will provide a forum for outsourcing facilities, suppliers, regulators and other stakeholders to discuss emerging compounding trends and key insights.

On Wednesday, September 7 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, April Yoo will participate in the roundtable discussion, “Stakeholder Perspectives on Areas of Need for Outsourcing Facility Products.” Thereafter, Carolyn Liptak will join a panel conversation, “503B Hospital Panel: How are Outsourcing Facilities Evaluated by Prospective Customers,” on Thursday, September 8 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET.

“On behalf of Vizient, we appreciate FDA’s efforts to include the perspectives of group purchasing organizations and other partners in these in-depth sessions to address the compounding needs of hospitals and health systems,” said Liptak. “We support our members through contracts, services and education to ensure pharmaceutical compounding compliance and safety, and look forward to continuing to work alongside our members, FDA and all market stakeholders to improve access to quality, compounded medications at a reasonable cost.”

While compounding is a common practice that helps fill treatment gaps and maintain access to medications, there are ongoing efforts to improve the quality of compounded drugs, primarily those made at outsourcing facilities. Vizient appreciates the role of outsourcing facilities as they are an important partner in our work to support access to medications and mitigate risks caused by drug shortages. The FDA’s Compounding Quality Center of Excellence provides programs, such as the annual conference, and other opportunities for outsourcing facilities and healthcare stakeholders to stay engaged and informed on important compounding issues.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company, serves more than 60% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 97% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Vizient’s solutions and services improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.