Effective June 1, AstraZeneca will stop offering voluntary 340B pricing on orphan drugs to critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals, rural referral centers, and free-standing cancer hospitals.

AstraZeneca Stops Voluntary 340B Pricing on Orphan Drugs to Rural and Cancer Hospitals

Drug manufacturer AstraZeneca effective June 1 will stop offering voluntary 340B pricing on its orphan drugs to critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals, rural referral centers, and free-standing cancer hospitals, the company said yesterday.

“AstraZeneca is making this change to harmonize policies and government contracting across our business units, including our new Rare Disease Business Unit, resulting from the acquisition of Alexion,” a spokesperson said last night. “This change is consistent with the 340B statute and industry practices.”

Drug manufacturer AstraZeneca effective June 1 will stop offering voluntary 340B pricing on its orphan drugs to critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals, rural referral centers, and free-standing cancer hospitals, the company said yesterday.

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