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340B: Rx for Savings

Fiscal Notes, September 2006 issuehttp://www.window.state.tx.us/comptrol/fnotes/fn0609/340.html Describes the state’s pursuit of 340B pricing for pharmaceuticals using UTMB as an example of how well the program has succeeded in providing needed medications at a reduced cost in the prison system and for an indigent population. "Savings are 30 to 35 percent over previous prices," said Dick Cason, director of pharmacy for the UTMB Correctional Managed Care program. "It has done exactly what it was supposed to do, for patient care as well as the taxpayers of the state of Texas. It's an effective program--it's been nothing but positive."



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