Pacira BioSciences Awarded Brand Pharmaceuticals Agreement With Premier, Inc.
Collaboration is aimed at improving patient care and optimizing cost savings to healthcare organizations.

TAMPA, FL - Pacira BioSciences, Inc., (Nasdaq: PCRX), the industry leader in its commitment to non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions, has been awarded a national group purchasing agreement for Brand Pharmaceuticals with Premier, Inc. Effective January 1, 2024, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension).

This collaboration is aimed at improving patient care and optimizing cost savings to healthcare organizations and will allow Premier members to access EXPAREL, a single-dose local and regional analgesic that provides prolonged postsurgical pain control while reducing reliance on opioids.

“Premier has an impressive network of U.S. hospitals and health systems, and this collaboration provides Pacira an excellent opportunity to expand reach while improving patient safety and care,” said Frank D. Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Pacira BioSciences. “We are proud to collaborate with organizations like Premier as we continue to advance our mission to provide a non-opioid pain management option to as many patients as possible.”

Pacira and Premier share the common goals of advancing innovation, improving patient care, and pursuing value in healthcare. This collaboration will allow Pacira to further achieve these important objectives while making a lasting impact on healthcare providers and patients across the country.

Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 4,350 U.S. hospitals and 300,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

About Pacira BioSciences
Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX) is committed to providing a non-opioid option to as many patients as possible to redefine the role of opioids as rescue therapy only. The company is also developing innovative interventions to address debilitating conditions involving the sympathetic nervous system, such as cardiac electrical storm, chronic pain, and spasticity. Pacira has three commercial-stage non-opioid treatments: EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension), a long-acting, local analgesia currently approved for postsurgical pain management; ZILRETTA® (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension), an extended-release, intra-articular, injection indicated for the management of osteoarthritis knee pain; and ioveraº®, a novel, handheld device for delivering immediate, long-acting, drug-free pain control using precise, controlled doses of cold temperature to a targeted nerve. To learn more about Pacira, including the corporate mission to reduce overreliance on opioids, visit

EXPAREL (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is indicated to produce postsurgical local analgesia via infiltration in patients aged 6 years and older, and postsurgical regional analgesia via an interscalene brachial plexus block in adults, a sciatic nerve block in the popliteal fossa in adults, and an adductor canal block in adults. The safety and effectiveness of EXPAREL have not been established to produce postsurgical regional analgesia via other nerve blocks besides an interscalene brachial plexus nerve block, a sciatic nerve block in the popliteal fossa, or an adductor canal block. The product combines bupivacaine with multivesicular liposomes, a proven product delivery technology that delivers medication over a desired time period. EXPAREL represents the first and only multivesicular liposome local anesthetic that can be utilized in the peri- or postsurgical setting. By utilizing the multivesicular liposome platform, a single dose of EXPAREL delivers bupivacaine over time, providing significant reductions in cumulative pain scores with up to a 78 percent decrease in opioid consumption; the clinical benefit of the opioid reduction was not demonstrated. Additional information is available at