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The 340B program, a drug discount program created by Congress through the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992,1 offers safety-net hospitals and other health care organizations eligible for 340B designation (“covered entities”) with large shares of low-income, vulnerable patients access to discounted drug pricing. This allows them to stretch resources to help more patients and provide more comprehensive services.2
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Kantarjian H, Chapman R. Value of the 340B Drug Discount Program. JAMA Oncol. 2015;1(8):1029–1030. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.2168
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