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OIG Reports on Contract Pharmacy Arrangements in 340B Program

Friday, February 07, 2014  
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On February 5, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report regarding contract pharmacy agreements in the 340B Program. This report is the result of Congressional inquiry into the oversight of the 340B program, especially with the recent growth in the program.

 

As reported by the National Association of Community Health Centers on The Policy Shop blog, the report looked at contract pharmacy arrangements for covered entities, specifically the policies on preventing duplicate discounts and diversion. While the report did not make any formal recommendations, it found that there is a lack of clarity in current requirements for the program and noted that it will continue to review these arrangements and may issue additional reports on the subject. HRSA released a memo in response to the report, reminding covered entities of their responsibilities with regards to contract pharmacy. Read more


 
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