Health Resources and Services Administration March 5, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice Regarding 340B Drug Pricing Program-Contract Pharmacy Services
Document Number: 2010-4755
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Section 602 of Public Law 102-585, the ``Veterans Health Care Act of 1992'' enacted Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). Section 340B implements a drug pricing program by which manufacturers who sell covered outpatient drugs to particular covered entities listed in the statute must agree to charge a price that will not exceed the amount determined under a statutory formula. The purpose of this Final Notice is to inform interested parties of final guidelines regarding the utilization of multiple contract pharmacies and suggested contract pharmacy provisions, which had been previously limited to the Alternative Methods Demonstration Project program.