Pharmaceutical companies are attempting to prevent safety-net hospitals and others from receiving the full benefits of the section 340B prescription drug discount program and the National Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals is asking members of the House of Representatives to sign a congressional letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar asking to him intervene and stop the pharmaceutical companies.
In asking members of Congress to sign onto the bipartisan letter, NASH notes that
The 340B program is essential for private safety-net hospitals and others like them throughout the country, enabling them to obtain discounts on prescription drugs they dispense on an outpatient basis to qualified, low-income patients. The program greatly enhances the ability of hospitals to serve their low-income patients and does not cost taxpayers a single dime, but in recent weeks several pharmaceutical companies have taken steps to prevent hospitals from receiving the prescription drug discounts that Congress clearly intended when it created the 340B program nearly 30 years ago.
Learn more about the 340B problem and what NASH and others are asking Secretary Azar to do to help in this NASH message to members of Congress.