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Recent Report Highlights Troubling Trend

“$218 billion is not just a number; the funding reductions it reflects have real world consequences for patients.” – FAH’s Chip Kahn

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New Report Shows Impact of Rising Drug Prices and Drug Shortages on Patients and Hospitals

January 15, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team Category: Pharmaceuticals, Research

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) released a new report finding that continued rising drug prices, as well as shortages for many critical medications, are impacting patient care and putting strains on hospital budgets and operations. The report was prepared based on analysis conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, an independent research institution.

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FAH Leader Expresses Opposition to Ruling that Overturns 340B Medicare Regulation

January 02, 2019 | Chip Kahn Category: Financing, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals

The DC Federal District Court’s ruling to stop reforms to Medicare payment for drugs acquired under the 340B drug discount program is unfortunate because it undermines HHS efforts to cut drug costs and promote fairer payments.

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