Department of Health

Contract with Mead Johnson for the WIC Infant Formula Rebate Program

The Department of Health administers the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, in which low-income women are provided with prescribed supplemental foods, nutrition education and counseling, and coordinated health care and social services to prevent the birth of low-weight babies. We examined the Departmentís contract with Mead Johnson, which manufactures an infant formula that is used in the program. The contract requires Mead Johnson to pay the Department a rebate based on the wholesale cost of the infant formula and the number of cans of formula sold to program participants. We examined the rebate payments found that they were both correct and timely. We also found that certain other contract requirements were met.

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