Soumi Saha, Pharm.D., J.D., both a pharmacist and a lawyer, is the senior vice president of Government Affairs at Premier Inc. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing Premier’s advocacy strategy to lead the transformation to high-quality, cost-effective health care and resilient supply chains. Dr. Saha leverages her unique background to ensure the perspective of health care providers is represented in Washington, D.C. She proactively advances legislation and regulatory actions that address vulnerabilities in our health care system. Her work directly resulted in the introduction and passage of the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act, which was signed into law as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020.
Since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency, Dr. Saha has helped the nation’s hospitals and health care providers with innovative legislative solutions resulting in a suite of regulatory flexibilities from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the White House.
Prior to joining Premier, Dr. Saha served as the director of Pharmacy & Regulatory Affairs for the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), where she led AMCP’s initiatives related to health care economic information communications between payers and biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Previously, she also held positions with Kaiser Permanente and CVS/Caremark. Dr. Saha has a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in health law from the University of Maryland School of Law.