340B Drug Discount Program

Affordable Drugs for Safety-net Providers

The 340B Drug Discount Program is a federal program created by Congress to help provide relief from escalating drug prices to safety-net hospitals and other healthcare providers serving vulnerable patient populations. It requires drug companies to offer discounts of up to 50 percent on many popular outpatient drugs. Safety-net hospitals are hospitals serving a large proportion of poor and underserved populations and can include academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, community hospitals and hospitals serving rural areas. The program makes a meaningful difference in the regions served by participating hospitals and helps ensure patients and communities have access to much-needed care and healthcare services.

Join Hospitals in Protecting the 340B Program

Hospitals nationwide are working together through the American Hospital Association Advocacy Alliance for the 340B Drug Program and other coalitions such as 340B Health to protect this vital program. Both of these efforts organize advocacy days, action campaigns and other opportunities to engage with other hospitals to support 340B.

Share Your Story

One of the most effective ways to advocate in support of the 340B program is to tell legislators how the program positively impacts the hospital and the patients it serves. An action alert with a drafted message to send to state lawmakers is available in the Legislative Action Center.