Debate over 340B drug discount program continues

Hospitals tout the program’s importance, while drug companies say 340B lacks effectiveness

UIHC says 340B is important to extending care to all patients. CREDIT CBJ

The 340B drug discount program, created in 1992 as part of the Veterans Health Care Act, was designed to expand access to critical medication for people in disadvantaged groups and those with lower incomes. But Wayne Winegarden, director of Pacific Research Institute’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, says many hospitals participating in this program […]

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