About 340B Health
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. 340B Health monitors, educates, and serves as an advocate on federal legislative and regulatory issues related to drug pricing and other pharmacy matters affecting safety-net providers. Our membership consists of a broad spectrum of hospitals, including academic medical centers, community hospitals, children's hospitals, and rural facilities.
We are the leading advocate and resource for those hospitals who serve their communities through participation in the 340B drug pricing program.
What is the 340B Drug pricing Program?
The 340B program requires drug manufacturers to sell outpatient drugs at a discount to safety-net providers serving high numbers of low-income Medicare, Medicaid and Supplemental Security Insurance patients. Congress created the program to allow these providers to “stretch scarce federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.” Savings from the program help fund free and low-cost medications as well HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, dental and primary care clinics that serve our most vulnerable citizens.