340B Drug Discount Program

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program requiring drug manufacturers that participate in the Medicaid drug rebate program to provide covered outpatient drugs to enrolled “covered entities” at or below the statutorily defined ceiling price. This requirement is described in Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act and codified at 42 USC §256b. The 340B Program’s purpose is to permit covered entities “to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.” H.R. Rep. No. 102-384(II), at 12 (1992).

DSHS Central Pharmacy participates in the 340B program to purchase medication for DSHS regional clinics and partner entities serving as the public health entities for Texans.

DSHS 340B Policies and Procedures:

Policies will be released soon.

DSHS 340B 101 Information

Please register for 340B 101 Presentation on May 17, 2022 2:30 PM CDT at:


Please register for 340B 101 Presentation on Jun 21, 2022 2:30 PM CDT at:


DSHS 340B – ITEAMS Overview

Overview of the central ordering system, ITEAMS. Refresh opportunity for each employee that does the ordering, and for new employees that may order in the future.

DSHS 340B - Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (OPAIS) Registration 

This training session is for Authorizing Officials (positions who can sign a contract) and one primary contact (any program staff is recommended here) to discuss HOW to register on the Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information Systems (OPAIS database) for participation in the DSHS 340B program. All entities that order from DSHS Central Pharmacy must be registered during the October 1-15th registration period.

Pharmacy Main Line: 512-776-7500

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Last updated May 4, 2022