By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Premier applauds President Biden’s commitment to strengthen America’s manufacturing capabilities, an endeavor Premier has advocated for in the healthcare industry for more than a decade. Premier has worked with its members and collaborated with manufacturers to expand the domestic production of N95 masks, nitrile exam gloves, isolation gowns, and pharmaceuticals and features American-made products on its online marketplace, stockd. Furthermore, Premier and many of its members have committed to buy product domestically through our partnerships with Prestige Ameritech, DeRoyal and Honeywell to help create a sustainable supply chain for the future.
While these private-sector innovations have helped diversify the nation’s supply, we believe more should be done to create a competitive and sustainable domestic market. Updates to the Federal Acquisition Regulation are a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done. Congress can advance domestic manufacturing by providing tax incentives to encourage makers of critical medical supplies and drugs to boost production on U.S. soil.