The Wall Street Journal's long article today about hospital participation in 340B comes three months after a similar lengthy critique by The New York Times.

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Wall Street Journal Says Its Investigation of 340B Hospitals Raises Questions about Program’s Growth and Purpose

A growing number of hospitals that do not qualify for 340B drug discounts as disproportionate share hospitals are enrolling instead under less demanding criteria for rural referral centers—including nationally prominent urban hospitals in metro Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland, The Wall Street Journal reported today in a long investigative article about hospital participation in 340B.

“Hospitals that meet the definition of rural referral centers are ramping up drug purchases under the program at a faster rate than any other type of 340B hospital, by more than 700% over five years, according to a HRSA report obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request,” the newspaper reported in the Dec. 20 article. “A Journal analysis found that most aren’t in rural areas.”

A growing number of hospitals that do not qualify for 340B drug discounts as disproportionate share hospitals are enrolling instead under less demanding criteria for rural referral centers—including nationally prominent urban hospitals in metro Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland, The Wall Street Journal reported today in a long investigative article about hospital participation in 340B.

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