Q&A: Partners’ chief of pharmacy discusses generics, shortages

Margaret Clapp, RPh, chief of pharmacy at Boston-based Partners HealthCare spoke recently with Healthcare Finance News Editor René Letourneau about the biggest challenges currently facing the pharmacy.

Q: A recent report from the Generic Pharmaceutical Association claims that generics have saved the U.S. healthcare system $1 trillion in the last 10 years. What have generics meant for your organization and your patients in terms of helping to control costs?

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