Study: Pharma Companies Often Profit From Donations to Patient Assistance Charities

  • Sep 22, 2022

    Pharmaceutical companies often profit from their donations to non-profit patient assistance charities that are intended to help people afford high-cost medications, according to a study published in this month’s edition of the journal Health Affairs.  

    HHS’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has provided guidance on the charities and cracked down in recent years on several charities and drug manufacturers. However, the authors noted that “the current regulations or enforcement permit donations that violate the spirit of Medicare’s Anti-Kickback Statute,” which prohibits pharma companies from covering Medicare Advantage enrollees’ out-of-pocket drug spending for the drugs they manufacture.  

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  • Tim Casey

    Tim has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Before joining AIS Health in December 2021, he was a business reporter covering the commercial real estate industry’s capital markets for four years. He previously covered health care business issues for two medical publishing companies and high school, college and professional sports for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Tim has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

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