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Increasing Access to Affordable Drugs


Pharmaceutical companies have been limiting access to lifesaving drugs through the federal 340B drug discount program since 2020, counter to the 32-year-old law that created the program. As a result, participating hospitals have seen significant drops in savings—up to 75% over three years—which they use to reduce costs and enhance services for low-income patients.

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Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership

2023 Chicago HEAL Initiative

Launched four years ago, the Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership (HEAL) initiative reflects the commitment of 10 leading hospitals serving Chicago. These hospitals answered the call from U.S. Sen. Richard J. Durbin to engage communities experiencing the highest rates of violence, poverty and inequality. By several measures, HEAL has produced significant results.

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  • Feb 27, 2024
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The nationwide push to address violence against healthcare workers: 4 updates

Amid violence against healthcare workers, hospitals, health systems and states across the U.S. are working to address the issue. Becker's Hospital Review

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The monthly rate of antidepressants being dispensed to young people increased about 64% more quickly during the coronavirus pandemic. WSIU

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