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Setting The Record Straight On Drug Shortages
The Health Care Blog

John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says in a recent blog entry that the Public Health Service 340B drug discount program is part of a “web of [federal] regulations that are preventing life saving drugs from reaching the patients who need them.” More specifically, he says that the program, which provides discounted drugs to safety-net institutions such as hospitals and clinics that treat large numbers of indigent patients, is “contributing” to severe prescription drug shortages.