On March 5, 2010, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a final notice on 340B drug pricing program contract pharmacy services. The notice announces the availability of final guidelines regarding the utilization of multiple contract pharmacies and suggested contract pharmacy provisions, which previously had been limited to the “Alternative Methods Demonstration Project” program. These final guidelines, which are effective April 5, 2010, replace all previous 340B program guidance documents addressing non-network contract pharmacy services.  Additional analysis is available on our Life Sciences Legal Update blog.