04 Dec Des Moines Register: 340B is vital for Iowa’s critical access hospitals
“The 340B drug discount program was created in 1992 and requires drug companies to sell medications at a discount to hospitals that serve large numbers of low-income and rural patients. In Iowa and across America, 340B is part of the solution to high prescription drug prices.
The 340B program makes it possible for critical access hospitals like Boone County Hospital to provide free and discounted medicines through contractual agreements to those who are low income and indigent. At Boone County Hospital, 340B savings help us provide essential services, such as supporting labor and delivery for new moms. Without these savings, we might have to cut back or eliminate such services.”