The snippets below are taken from a recent article in Pharmacy Times: The Future of 340B: Itâ€™s All About Perspective
â€œEstablished more than 20 years ago [the 340B Drug Discount Program], this legislation was enacted to assist different health care settings in providing excellent care for indigent and vulnerable patients. To allow this to happen, safety net providers have access to discounted outpatient drugs from manufacturers. By being able to purchase the discounted medications, these qualifying organizations are able to utilize the savings to provide care for those uninsured and underinsured patients. â€œ â€“ The 340B Drug Discount Program can be a great thing for healthcare systems that care for a lot of â€˜uninsuredâ€™ or â€˜underinsuredâ€™ patients. These are often time indigent patients.