The 340B orphan drug exclusion may give drug makers a strong incentive to get an orphan designation for their drugs prescribed primarily for common diseases or conditions, a federal watchdog agency reminded Congress this month.

Drug Makers May Be Getting Orphan Drug Designations to Exploit 340B Orphan Drug Exclusion, HHS OIG Tells Congress

The ban on 340B pricing on orphan drugs for over 1,000 hospitals may give companies that make drugs used primarily for common diseases or conditions a strong financial incentive to get an orphan designation for those drugs, a federal watchdog agency recently reminded Congress.

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