House Committee Seeks Information from 340B Contract Pharmacies

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders recently sent letters to nine contract pharmacies that participate in the 340B drug savings program requesting information about their participation in the program. The letters sought information on contracting practices; the distance between covered entities and contract pharmacies; to what degree contract pharmacies prevent duplicate discounts or diversion in the program; and whether contract pharmacies ensure low-income uninsured patients do not face high drug costs despite the program’s discount. The letters follow a June Government Accountability Office report recommending that the Health Resources and Services Administration take additional steps to ensure contract pharmacies comply with 340B requirements.

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