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Third Circuit Court Rules for Drugmakers in 340B Contract Pharmacy Cases

Third Circuit Court
A federal appeals court ruled today that the 340B statute does not compel drug manufacturers to deliver 340B-purchased drugs "wherever and to whomever a buyer demands."

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 this morning that “Congress never said that drug makers must deliver discounted Section 340B drugs to an unlimited number of contract pharmacies.”

“By trying to enforce that supposed requirement, the

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New York Times 340B Hospital Exposé Leads to a Vote Later Today in a Virginia House Subcommittee

Kathy Tran
Virginia Del. Kathy Tran (D) says her bill to to require more accountability from 340B hospitals was prompted by The New York Times' investigation of alleged 340B program misuse detrimental to a Richmond hospital in a predominantly Black neighborhood.

A Virginia House subcommittee is voting later today on a Democrat’s bill to require more accountability from 340B hospitals—a direct consequence of The New York Times’ exposé about alleged 340B program misuse involving a Richmond, Va., hospital.

The

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Missouri Lawmakers Try Again to Stop Drug Companies’ 340B Contract Pharmacy Restrictions

Missouri General Assembly
Missouri lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to prohibit drug manufactures from denying 340B covered entities access to manufacturers’ products if the covered entity uses contract pharmacies.

Missouri lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to prohibit drug manufactures from denying 340B covered entities access to manufacturers’ products if the covered entity uses contract pharmacies. The language is modeled on the first-of-its kind law passed in Arkansas in

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Staffing Success for a 340B Pharmacy

Sandie Shafer, Senior Talent Advisor, Pharmacy Operations, Maxor National Pharmacy Services featured image
Sandie Shafer, Senior Talent Advisor, Pharmacy Operations, Maxor National Pharmacy Services

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The healthcare industry is grappling with a severe staffing shortage, and pharmacies are no exception. More than three-quarters of community pharmacists are struggling to fill open positions, and nearly 90% say finding pharmacy technicians is their top staffing problem, according to a recent survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

As a senior talent

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New York State Medicaid Drug Benefit Transfer, on Ice for Two Years, Is Back

Mark Malahosky
“It’s not hyperbole to say if this is put into place, we’re going to have to cut services and cut staffing," Mark Malahosky of Trillium Health says of New York State's plan to shift Medicaid managed care prescription drug benefits into Medicaid fee for service.

With a two-year implementation delay nearly over, New York State is poised to fold its Medicaid managed care prescription drug benefits into its Medicaid fee for service system on April 1. State 340B health care providers that serve

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Guthrie and Griffith, as Expected, Will Helm House E&C Subcommittees Involved in 340B

Guthrie and Griffith
U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (left) (R-Ky.) will chair the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) yesterday as expected announced that Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) will chair the Subcommittee on Health and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Guthrie

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House GOP Bill Would Stop Additional Hospitals and Child Sites from 340B Enrollment and Make it Harder for Current Hospitals to Remain Eligible

Rosendale
U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) has reintroduced a bill to put a moratorium on 340B hospital growth, impose 340B reporting requirements on hospitals, and make it harder for private nonprofit hospitals to stay in 340B.

A new U.S. House bill would put a moratorium on 340B hospital growth and impose a host of reporting requirements on 340B hospitals. It would also make it much harder for private nonprofit hospitals to remain in the

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U.S. House Leaders Agree on Committee Ratios: Energy & Commerce Gets to Work 

Energy and Commerce
The composition of the House Energy & Commerce Committee in this Congress is clear now that party leaders have agreed on committee sizes and ratios.

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) have reached an agreement on the balance of power in committees during this Congress and are expected to formally assign members to committees as soon as

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The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Building Your Patient Base

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Saving people’s lives.
Eliminating the stigma surrounding a host of physical and mental health conditions.
Advocating for the health equity of underserved populations.
Executing targeted marketing campaigns.

One of these initiatives indeed feels less service-oriented than the others. But once you kick all its associated buzzwords to the curb, marketing is crucial to a covered entity’s

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