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Drug Discount Program: Federal Oversight of Compliance at 340B Contract Pharmacies Needs Improvement

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Focuses on the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which allows certain facilities such as Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to purchase prescription and non-prescription medications at reduced cost. Describes financial arrangements participating facilities have with contract pharmacies, the extent to which they provide discounts on 340B drugs dispensed by contract pharmacies to low-income, uninsured patients, and examines the Health Resources and Services Administration's efforts to ensure compliance with 340B Program requirements at contract pharmacies.
Date
06/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
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Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Hospitals · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Policy