When you look at the developments and debates surrounding the 340B program in recent years, it reads like a microcosm of the larger healthcare landscape. Politics, economics, social factors and technology are at play within 340B, and the program can sometimes serve as a scapegoat for issues such as drug prices, political polarization, and general social discontent with healthcare delivery.
In order to truly understand the nuances of what’s been happening in the 340B program in recent years and the rationale behind the increased call for transparency, it’s necessary to first set the backdrop of where we are with healthcare overall.
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