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340B hospitals and for-profit pharmacies generating significant revenue from program meant to help needy patients

By Nicole Longo  |    October 23, 2020
The 340B program – a safety-net federal drug program meant to help vulnerable Americans – has become dominated by many large hospitals and for-profit corporations with no clear evidence they are...   Read More

Growth in 340B program has not translated to improvements for patients

By Nicole Longo  |    October 5, 2020
Is 340B benefiting the vulnerable, uninsured patients it was designed to help? That’s the most important question policymakers should be asking in any discussion about the 340B program....   Read More

New GAO report: Some hospitals participating in 340B may not be eligible for the program

By Nicole Longo  |    January 14, 2020
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on 340B hospital eligibility compliance and made a number of alarming observations that underscore the need for more accountability...   Read More

340B Spotlight: How for-profit middlemen are taking advantage of a program meant to support nonprofit entities and patients

By Nicole Longo  |    August 20, 2019
Congress created the 340B program to help safety-net providers, like federally-funded safety net clinics, access discounts on prescription medicines for vulnerable or uninsured patients....   Read More

Fresh data show, yet again, 340B is growing while charity care dwindles at many 340B hospitals

By Nicole Longo  |    May 16, 2019
There has been broad acknowledgement in Congress and by the Administration, as well as by patient groups and some hospitals, that the 340B program is not working as Congress intended. Yet little...   Read More

340B continues to drive shift in site of care for physician-administered medicines to more expensive hospital settings

By Nicole Longo  |    April 5, 2019
Is 340B benefiting the vulnerable, uninsured patients it was designed to help? Evidence continues to show otherwise. An updated analysis from Berkeley Research Group (BRG) is the latest to build...   Read More

New study finds hospitals prescribe more medicines, and more expensive medicines, after joining 340B program

By Nicole Longo  |    December 18, 2018
Data and analyses continue to show the 340B program influences prescribing trends at 340B hospitals – ultimately costing patients and our health care system more money. The Government...   Read More

New analysis finds 340B medicine sales hit record high in 2017 and continue to grow as a share of total drug spending

By Nicole Longo  |    August 20, 2018
How big is the 340B program, and what share of the prescription medicine market does it represent? Those are popular questions of late as stakeholders discuss ways to improve the 340B program. In...   Read More

GAO again recommends improvements to 340B program

By Nicole Longo  |    July 11, 2018
Over the years, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reviewed various aspects of the 340B program, finding areas for improvement and providing recommendations. The latest...   Read More

ICYMI - Analysis finds higher outpatient drug spending at 340B hospitals

By Nicole Longo  |    June 18, 2018
Did you know 340B hospitals prescribe more medicines or more expensive medicines? A recent analysis by Milliman, commissioned by PhRMA, found hospitals participating in the 340B drug pricing...   Read More

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