Hospitals Request Meeting With FDA On ‘White Bagging’

By Gabrielle Wanneh / April 8, 2021 at 10:20 AM
The American Hospital Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists want to meet with FDA to make their case that insurer “white bagging” policies, which prevent hospitals from buying outpatient drugs from the specialty pharmacies of their choice, threaten supply chain security and pose safety risks to patients. Insurers say the practice saves money, but hospitals say it jeopardizes patient care and want FDA to take enforcement action. “Given the growing ubiquity of payer-mandated white bagging, we are concerned...

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