Multiple Contract Pharmacy Federal Register Notice to publish on March 5, 2010

    Update: Multiple Contract Pharmacy Federal Register Notice to publish on March 5, 2010. On March 5, 2010 the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a Notice in the Federal Register to finalize guidelines that clarify the requirements that must be met when utilizing contract pharmacy arrangements and will permit 340B Covered Entities to contract with more than one pharmacy to provide pharmacy services. The notice finalizes guidelines that were initially proposed on January 12, 2007 (72 FR 1540). The new guidelines will be effective 30 days after publication. At that time, 340B covered entities will be permitted to add more than one pharmacy to the OPA database.

    Additional information on the new guidelines may be found at the HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) website at: www.hrsa.gov/opa

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr.
    Jimmy Mitchell, Director, Office of
    Pharmacy Affairs (OPA), Healthcare
    Systems Bureau (HSB), Health