With Talk of Legislation Heating Up, PhRMA Seeks a New 340B Policy Director

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PhRMA is seeking a new director for its policy and research team to help develop and lead implementation of work on 340B.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a new director for its policy and research team to help develop and lead implementation of work on 340B and related hospital cost and affordability issues, according to an

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340B ADR Proposed Rule Remains at White House 5 Months Past Expected Publication Date

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A proposed replacement for the 340B administrative dispute resolution process has been under White House review for more than six months.

A proposed replacement for the 340B administrative dispute resolution (ADR) process has been under White House review for more than half a year. It seems to be no closer to publication for notice and comment than it was

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CMS Asks Court Again to Dismiss 340B Health Centers’ Suit Over Medicaid Drug Benefits Transfer

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CMS again asked a federal district court to dismiss California 340B health centers’ lawsuit over the state’s transfer of Medicaid managed care drug benefits to Medicaid fee for service.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week again asked a federal district court in Sacramento to dismiss a group of California health centers’ claims for relief over CMS’s approval of the state’s transfer of

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Maryland Governor Signs 340B Anti-discrimination Bill into Law

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has signed legislation barring PBM discrimination against 340B covered entities and contract pharmacies.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has signed legislation prohibiting pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) discrimination against 340B covered entities and their contract pharmacies.

Hogan signed HB 1274 into law on May 16. It takes effect Oct. 1. The state House

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The New Rules of 340B Contract Pharmacy—a Recap of 340B Report’s First-Ever Webinar

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340B Report's May 18 webinar panelists included (clockwise from top left) Aaron Vandervelde, Jason Atlas, Ashley Mains Espinosa, Tom Mirga, Ted Slafsky, and Sue Veer.

340B Report held a webinar for its subscribers last week on Second Sight Solutions’ 340B ESP platform that administers drug manufacturers’ conditions on 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies. More than 800 subscribers registered to attend—a

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In What Would Be the Only Second State to Enact Such Legislation, Calif. Senate Votes to Shield 340B Providers from Manufacturers and PBMs’ Actions

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The California Senate passed legislation to bar drug manufacturer conditions on covered entities’ 340B drug purchases and to bar pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) discrimination against 340B covered entities and their pharmacies.

The California Senate passed legislation yesterday to prohibit drug manufacturer conditions on covered entities’ 340B drug purchases and to prohibit pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) discrimination against 340B covered entities and their pharmacies.

The Senate voted 24-9 in favor

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Tennessee Health System Strikes Back Against DOJ Claims It Paid for Referrals to Boost 340B Revenue

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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare disputes U.S. Justice Department claims that the health system's agreements under the system’s affiliation with a private oncology practice were “a fiction” perpetuated partially to let the system “realize profits from the 340B program.”

A Tennessee health system last week denied U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) allegations that agreements under the system’s seven-year affiliation with a private oncology practice were “a fiction” perpetuated partially to let the system “realize profits from the 340B

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Provider Groups File Appellate Briefs in Key 340B Contract Pharmacy Cases

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Groups representing health centers, HIV/AIDS clinics, and hospitals filed briefs in key 340B contract pharmacy cases in federal appeals courts in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

Groups representing health centers, HIV/AIDS clinics, and hospitals asked federal appeals courts in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., this week to hold that drug manufacturers must give covered entities 340B discounts on drugs when entities use contract pharmacies to

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With Screws Tightening on 340B Contract Pharmacy, More Health Centers Plan to Open their Own

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One-third of health center leaders whose centers do not have an on-site pharmacy say they plan to open one in the next three years, a survey by 340B pharmacy management company Maxor 340B found.

One-third (33%) of community health center (CHC) senior executives whose organizations do not currently have an on-site pharmacy plan to open one in the next three years, a new survey shows.

340B pharmacy management company Maxor 340B released

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