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Breaking News: BMS Clamps Down on 340B Contract Pharmacy for Most of its Drugs but Expands 340B Access to its Controversial Myeloma Meds Program

BMS yesterday imposed restrictions on 340B pricing on most of its covered outpatient drugs, while liberalizing its policy on access to 340B pricing on its expensive cancer drugs Revlimid, Pomalyst, and Thalomid.

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) yesterday became the 12th drug manufacturer to impose restrictions on 340B pricing when hospitals and grantee covered entities contract with pharmacies to dispense drugs to patients.

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News Alert: NACHC Long-Time Leader Van Coverden Takes Leave, Could Augur Generational Change

NACHC informed health center stakeholders last night that its long-time leader Tom Van Coverden (left) has taken leave. NACHC Senior Vice President for Western Operations Rachel Gonzalez-Hanson has been appointed NACHC's interim president and CEO.

The National Association of Community Health Centers said in an email to its contacts yesterday that Tom Van Coverden, 74, hired by NACHC in 1975 and its leader for decades, has taken leave and been replaced by an interim president

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340B-Related Conference Organizers Readjust as COVID-19 Persists

The Marriott Marquis San Diego is the venue for both the 340B Coalition 2022 winter conference and the preceding 340B University educational program.

The 340B Coalition, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, decided Tuesday to give registrants for its upcoming Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 winter conference in San Diego, Calif., the option of attending in person or remotely via an online portal.

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How 340B Works for People Living with HIV

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At AIDS Healthcare Foundation, we commit to linking any person newly diagnosed with HIV to care within 72 hours of their reactive result. In addition, through our AHF Wellness Centers that offer free STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) screening and testing, our Healthcare Centers, our Mobile Testing Units, and community events, we provide the public with several opportunities for STI testing.

If there

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In Big Win for Pharmacy Groups, CMS Proposes Significant Changes to Medicare Part D Clawbacks

CMS wants to change Medicare Part D rules to rein in PBMs' controversial practice of clawing back drug payments to pharmacies after point of sale.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday proposed changing Medicare Part D rules to curb plan sponsors and pharmacy benefit managers’ skyrocketing use of direct and indirect renumeration fees (DIR)—PBMs’ controversial practice of clawing back drug payments to

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Visante’s Top 10 Issues Facing Hospital & Health System Pharmacy in 2022

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Each year, Visante publishes its list of the top 10 issues facing hospital and health system pharmacy. In 2022, many challenges derive from the pandemic but also present opportunities for leaders to implement new solutions that will drive stronger performance in the future.

  1. The Pandemic

With a second pandemic winter to deal with, many of the country’s hospitals and other 340B

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PhRMA Says More than Half of Pharmacy and Provider Profits on Brand Drug Sales Come Through 340B

PhRMA says 52% of U.S. pharmacies and health care providers profits' from reimbursement for administering brand-name prescription drugs now comes through participation in the 340B program. The AHA calls the finding an example of drug companies deflecting attention away from the high prices they set.

More than half (52%) of the $81 billion that U.S. pharmacies and health care providers collected in 2020 in reimbursement from payers for brand-name prescription drugs came through pharmacy and provider participation in the 340B program, up from 14% of

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In a Big Relief for 340B Providers, Sen. Thune Will Run Again

U.S. Sen. John Thune (S.D.), a staunch 340B provider ally and the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, announced over the weekend he will seek re-election in November.

340B providers are sighing relief after U.S. Sen. John Thune (S.D.), a staunch 340B provider ally and the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, announced over the weekend he will seek re-election in November.

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N.Y. State and Va. Health Centers Ask Fed. Judge to Let their 340B-Related Antitrust Suit Against Drug Makers Go on

New York state health center Mosaic Health and its co-plaintiff Central Virginia Health Services are opposing four insulin and diabetes drug manufacturers’ motion to dismiss their antitrust class action over the companies’ denials of 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies.

New York state and Virginia health centers on Friday asked a federal district judge to deny four insulin and diabetes drug manufacturers’ motion to dismiss the health centers’ antitrust class action over the companies’ denials of 340B pricing when covered

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