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New Report Shows Expanding 340B Contract Pharmacy Program Benefits Retail Pharmacies Instead of Vulnerable Patients 

Majority of Contract Pharmacies Located Outside of Underserved Neighborhoods 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2014) - A new white paper released today by the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) suggests that rapid contract pharmacy growth in the 340B program may not directly benefit the vulnerable patients for whom the program is intended. The paper, “The Impact of Growth in 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements,” highlights the growth of thousands of for-profit retail pharmacies – many of which are located in wealthier areas of the country. Read more >

Read the full report here.

 

At National Summit, Experts Across Key Sectors Discuss Needed Reforms of 340B Drug Discount Program 

Participants Strive to Protect Program for 'True Safety Net Providers' While Guarding Against Abuse from Others 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2014) - Leading health care policy experts from community health centers, patient and clinician specialty groups, industry organizations and academic institutions convened yesterday to discuss challenges in the federal 340B Drug Discount Program, and the importance of preserving aspects that truly serve vulnerable, uninsured and underinsured patients. In a meeting organized by the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B), the diverse group of stakeholders reviewed new research detailing the rapid growth and impact of the program, and assessed pressing issues for the 340B program as it moves forward. Read more >

Read the complete Summit Synopsis here.

Find more information about the National Leadership Summit on 340B here.

   

New Study on Charity Care in Hospitals

STUDY RESOURCES:

340B Program: MYTH vs. FACT

Charity Care Paper Q&A 

AIR 340B Press Release

AIR 340B Op-Ed Published in The Hill

Charity Care Paper Statements of Support: