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Background on the 340B Drug Pricing Program
Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act
The federal 340B Drug Discount Program is a lifeline that allows safety net providers to obtain prescription drugs at below-retail prices. The program was established with bipartisan support as part of the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992.
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Office of Pharmacy Affairs, located within the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services, administers the 340B program. HRSA and OPA are located in Rockville, MD and are responsible for interpreting and implementing the 340B law.
OPA Information System (OPAIS)
Find 340B covered entities near you. Search the Office of Pharmacy Affairs Database to find Disproportionate Share Hospitals; Federally Qualified Health Centers; Rural Referral Centers; Sole Community Hospitals; Community Health Centers; Hemophilia Treatment Facilities; and Ryan White Clinics that rely on the 340B program.
Myth vs. Fact – 340B Coaltion
There’s a lot of misinformation about the 340B program out there. Get the facts about the intent of the program, who benefits from the 340B program, and why the 340B program is necessary to communities across the country.
Key Acronyms and Terms Related to the 340B Program
340B Health has listed several key acronyms and terms related to the 340B program. This includes government agencies, types of covered entities, legislation, nonprofit organizations, vendors and more.
340B Health is a membership organization of more than 1,300 public and private nonprofit hospitals and health systems in the federal 340B drug pricing program. The organization formed in 1993 to increase the affordability and accessibility of pharmaceutical and clinical care for the nation’s poor and underserved populations.
Ryan White Clinics for 340BAccess (RWC-340B)
Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access (RWC-340B) is a coalition of nearly 40 HIV/AIDS medical providers receiving support under the Ryan White CARE Act. RWC-340B was organized in 2013 by a group of providers with one common goal – to preserve the benefits of the 340B program.
Let340bB is a 340B advocacy campaign launched by AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The purpose of the campaign is to bolster support for the 340B program and to raise awareness of what is at stake if the 340B program is drastically changed altered.
340B Matters is an online 340B educational and advocacy campaign aimed at protecting the 340B program for all nonprofit healthcare facilities from those that would severely restrict access to the 340B program.