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Guidance to 340B providers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands — Public Health Emergency Declaration by the Secretary
May 17, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is allowing eligible entities in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to immediately enroll in the 340B Program rather than waiting for the normal quarterly registration period. This is in an effort to enable these entities to meet the needs of residents affected by natural disasters during the Public Health Emergency Declaration.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
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In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs As The Hardship Continues
Apr 18, 2018 - Highlights the continued struggles in a remote mountain town in Puerto Rico that is still in the process of getting electricity after Hurricane Maria. Their hospital continues to rely on a generator and residents need electricity to manage health conditions. Also discusses the psychological trauma people in this town are experiencing in the wake of the hurricane.
Source: NPR
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