Drug Discount Program Saves Lives

September 29, 2015

In an opinion piece, Jaime Ayon, MD (The Greensburg Daily News, 9/29), a medical oncologist at Rush Memorial Hospital and Decatur Memorial Hospital, took a personal look at the 340B Program. “I see firsthand that not being able to pay for good medical care to fight cancer is as frightening as getting diagnosed in the first place. Luckily, many of my cancer patients get the help they need from a federal program they’ve never heard of: the 340B drug discount program.” Ayon stated that as a result of the 340B Program, the hospital was able to continue treatments for patients in need without “worrying about where the money was going to come from. Life-saving treatments are great, but only when they get to the patients who need them.”