Merck said in letters to 340B covered entities this week that its approach to solving problems with 340B contract pharmacy transactions "is more streamlined—and less burdensome on covered entities, HRSA, and Merck—than undertaking individual manufacturer audits" of entities and their pharmacy partners.

Merck Pitches Its Voluntary 340B Integrity Initiative to Providers as a Better Option than Audits

Drug manufacturer Merck sent letters to 340B covered entities by email on Tuesday to provide background and answer questions about its request that entities voluntarily upload their contract pharmacy claims to a vendor’s software platform so they can be checked for 340B discounts and Medicaid, Medicare Part D, and commercial rebates on the same Merck drugs.

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