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ASAP 340B Responds to Bipartisan Senate Working Group 340B Reform Framework


 Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2024) – Earlier today, a bipartisan Senate working group released a discussion draft of legislation to reform the 340B program.

 

The following statement can be attributed to Thomas Johnson, ASAP 340B’s Executive Director:

 

“We appreciate the Senators’ continued interest in finding bipartisan solutions to put the 340B program on a sustainable path for the future. They are part of a chorus of voices raising questions about misuse of the program and exploring meaningful reforms to protect the 340B program for rural and safety-net providers and the communities that rely on it. We commend the working group for understanding that the complexity of the 340B program requires a comprehensive approach to reform – not a ‘quick fix’. To that end, we look forward to working collaboratively on the issues the Senators flagged for additional stakeholder input, including the patient definition, hospital eligibility, and contract pharmacy arrangements.”

 

In its response to the Senate working group’s Request for Information (RFI), ASAP 340B highlighted its support for a range of policies and statutory changes – consistent with its ten policy principles – to increase program integrity, curb abuse, and better tailor the program to benefit rural and safety-net providers and the patients it serves. Dozens of other stakeholders – including many ASAP 340B partners – also weighed in, echoing the call for comprehensive solutions that protect the long-term viability of the program.

 

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About the Alliance to Save America’s 340B Program (ASAP 340B)


The Alliance to Save America’s 340B Program (ASAP 340B) is a partnership of Community Health Centers, patient, provider and consumer advocates, and leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry working to improve the 340B program. ASAP 340B is focused on advancing meaningful and achievable changes in support of our nation’s safety-net providers and underserved communities. To learn more, visit asap340B.org and follow us on Twitter @asap340B.

 

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