Ensuring Access to Medications in the US During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA
July 7, 2020, Vol 324, No. 1, Pages 7-110
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue

 

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Ensuring Access to Medications in the US During the COVID-19 Pandemic
G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS; Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD
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JAMA. 2020;324(1):31-32. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.6016
This Viewpoint proposes strategies to ensure adequate supply and distribution of medication in the US during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic, including development and funding of a national essential medicines supply, allocation strategies to prevent stockpiling, and funding of home delivery services to ensure adequate access for lower income and underserved populations.