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2013-02-20 16:26:18

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent review and opinion piece, "The 340B Drug Discount Program, A Review and Analysis of the 340B Program" (the Review) , published by six trade associations to include: the Biotechnology Industry Organization; the Community Oncology Alliance; the National Community Pharmacists Association; National Patient Advocate Foundation; the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association; and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America,...

2013-02-13 08:29:17

By Nancy Davenport-Ennis, CEO, National Patient Advocate Foundation. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As part of our mission to serve as the patient voice in improving access to, and reimbursement for, high-quality healthcare for millions of Americans, NPAF is proud to be part of important research related to the 340B Drug Discount Program, particularly in light of federal budgetary cuts in health care provider services. Originally created by Congress in 1992 to...

2012-10-17 15:23:33

HHS Honors Select Programs for Their Achievements in Organ Donation and Transplantation OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nebraska Organ Recovery System (NORS) today received an award and national recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its achievements and success in increasing the number of organs available and transplanted. NORS was among 404 hospitals, 38 organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and 174 transplant programs honored...

2012-10-04 06:26:52

DENVER, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today awarded ten Colorado and Wyoming hospitals, three local transplant centers, as well as the organ procurement organization serving the same region with Medals of Honor for their success in maximizing the lifesaving gift of organ donation. The awards were presented today at the seventh annual National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice held in Grapevine,...

2012-09-11 06:27:23

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has elected to continue its relationship with Apexus by renewing for another year the agreement making Apexus the government's prime vendor for the 340B program. HRSA chose to exercise this one year renewal following a careful audit and review of Apexus' proven ability to maintain, coordinate and advance the 340B Prime Vendor Program. The agreement between Apexus and HRSA,...

2011-12-13 15:26:00

Public/Private effort encourages organizations to promote organ and tissue donation ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight organizations, including the American Hospital Association (AHA), have committed to sharing information and encouraging hospitals and health systems nationwide to promote organ and tissue donation by joining with the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as national partners in...

2011-09-08 13:33:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HRSA recently awarded $231,800 to North American Management (NAM), based in Alexandria, Va., for its Health and the Aging project. The project will provide training and technical assistance to increase the capacity and improve the performance of HRSA's primary care health center grantees and other safety net providers eligible to become such grantees in meeting the specialized health care needs of the elderly population. NAM's...

2011-02-14 10:18:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services today launched the new, improved organdonor.gov web site on the occasion of National Donor Day, February 14, 2011. Organdonor.gov features new and expanded content, interactive segments, and video presentations. The site will also incorporate stories about people who have been touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation - featuring the experiences of donor families, living donors,...

2011-01-10 17:58:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of hospitals, federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and other qualified providers ("covered entities") in California and across the US could soon be saving millions on their drug costs through an integrated solution developed by Keenan that ensures the optimal success for implementing or enhancing the 340B federal drug discount program. Originally passed in 1992 as part of the Veterans Health Care Act, the 340B program...

2010-12-16 14:38:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Families who were facing the prospect of huge increases in the cost of life-saving drugs for their children can breath easier thanks to a new law that will preserve discounts on specialized, so-called "orphan drugs." The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act includes a correction to a legislative prohibition in the new health care law that was mistakenly applied to independent children's hospitals. The prohibition resulted in the loss of access...