Probe finds 3 N.C. hospitals reaped millions from drug discounts

04/4/2013 | Hill, The · Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

An inquiry by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found that three North Carolina nonprofit hospitals earned millions from the 340B drug discount program for low-income and uninsured patients. Duke University Hospital reportedly netted an additional $48.3 million in 2012 by charging patients with insurance higher prices for the discounted drugs. Grassley questioned whether other U.S. hospitals are similarly misusing the program.

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Hill, The · Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The