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File #: 19-0108    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - Provide Eligible Drugs
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/28/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action: 2/12/2019
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any subsequent amendments, with Cardinal Health 110, LLC, and Cardinal Health 112, LLC (collectively, Cardinal), to serve as Distributor/Drug Wholesaler, to provide eligible drugs under the 340B Pharmacy Program to the Contract Pharmacy (Bella Vida), for the period beginning on the effective date and continuing through August 31, 2020, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Participation Agreement, and any subsequent amendments, with Apexus LLC, Inc. (Apexus), to manage the 340B Prime Vendor Program, for a period of one year, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to amend Contract No. 35066 with Wellpartner, LLC (Wellpartner), Administrator of the 340B Pharmacy Program on behalf of the He...
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 021219-C-6sr.pdf
Related files: 35172_000
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Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any subsequent amendments, with Cardinal Health 110, LLC, and Cardinal Health 112, LLC (collectively, Cardinal), to serve as Distributor/Drug Wholesaler, to provide eligible drugs under the 340B Pharmacy Program to the Contract Pharmacy (Bella Vida), for the period beginning on the effective date and continuing through August 31, 2020, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager;

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Participation Agreement, and any subsequent amendments, with Apexus LLC, Inc. (Apexus), to manage the 340B Prime Vendor Program, for a period of one year, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager;

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to amend Contract No. 35066 with Wellpartner, LLC (Wellpartner), Administrator of the 340B Pharmacy Program on behalf of the Health and Human Services Department, a covered entity, providing reduced pricing for eligible prescription drugs, to include the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to amend Contract No. 35061 with Bella Vida Pharmacy, Inc. (Bella Vida), the Contract Pharmacy, to dispense eligible drugs to qualifying patients under the 340B Pharmacy Program, to include the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On September 4, 2018, City Council authorized contracts with Wellpartner, LLC (Wellpartner), and Bella Vida Pharmacy, Inc. (Bella Vida), for the purpose of launching the 340B Pharmacy Program, to purchase outpatient prescription drugs at preferential, reduced prices to offset deficits in the HIV Clinic, as well as possibly expanding services. Under the terms of the agreements, Bella Vida will act as the Cont...

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