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New Report: 340B DSH Hospitals, Their Child Sites and Contract Pharmacies Failing to Address Health Inequities in Underserved Areas

The Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR340B) released a new report by Xcenda, titled “340B and Health Equity: A Missed Opportunity in Medically Underserved Areas,” which found a dismal 38% of 340B disproportionate share hospitals (DSH) are located in medically underserved areas (MUAs) as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration, despite their mission of “serving a significantly disproportionate number of low-income patients.”
November 18, 2021
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Washington Needs to Put the Federal 340B Drug Discount Program Under the Microscope

Complex health care regulation is always a work in progress. Consider the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has helped millions of Americans access health insurance. Since 2010, when the act was signed into law, Washington has constantly worked to improve the ACA, and the law has often come under the microscope of lawmakers and even the Supreme Court.
October 14, 2021
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This safety-net program is failing many vulnerable patients

Many poor Americans, as well as those who lack good insurance, often struggle with the high costs of health care services and prescription medications.
August 11, 2021
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2021 AIR340B Summit

On Wednesday, May 26, the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B hosted its annual Stakeholder Summit to discuss the 340B Drug Pricing Program and what must be done to save the program from fraud and misuse. Attendees were unanimous in their proposed solution: focus on the patient.
July 19, 2021
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The 340B Program Soared to $38 Billion in 2020—Up 27% vs. 2019

Despite what you may have heard, the 340B Drug Pricing Program continues to thrive.
June 16, 2021
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Biden Budget Offers Potential Oversight Tool on 340B Program

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has called for reforming the 340B program since 2014. The 340B safety net program was created in 1992 and derives its name from Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act.
June 11, 2021
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Summit: 340B an out-of-control train

Originally intended as a way to help provide health care to uninsured and underinsured Americans, the 340B program has mutated into a revenue stream that’s benefiting large U.S. hospital systems, contract pharmacies and even pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) while contributing to higher drug prices for patients, according to stakeholders speaking at a May 26 Air 340B summit on the federal program.
May 26, 2021
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New Report Exposes Extreme Profit Retained from 340B Program by Covered Entities, Particularly for Oncology Medicines

Today, the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR340B) released a new report by Health Capital Group that uncovered significant growth in sales within the 340B Drug Pricing Program, including a near 200% increase in hospital participation in the program over the last decade. The question that remains is whether this growth has benefited patients.
May 26, 2021
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