Senate Democratic Whip Durbin: 340B Hasn’t Cut Pharma Profits Dramatically

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
340B "hasn’t really cut the profits of the pharmaceutical companies dramatically,” U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said during a visit to a Chicago community health center.

The 340B program “is a really successful program and it hasn’t really cut the profits of the pharmaceutical companies dramatically,” U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Friday during a visit to a Chicago-based community health center.

Durbin is

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Arkansas 340B Contract Pharmacy Law “Trespassed on Exclusively Federal Turf,” PhRMA Tells Appeals Court

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A decision upholding Arkansas' state contract pharmacy law from the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals could cause more states to push similar laws, attorneys and lobbyists said.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America asked a U.S. appeals court in St. Louis, Mo. last week to strike down Arkansas’s first-of-its-kind 340B contract pharmacy law, arguing that it intrudes on the 340B statute and frustrates Congress’ intent to limit

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Judge Pauses PhRMA’s 340B Administrative Dispute Resolution Lawsuit

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A federal district judge in Baltimore has paused PhRMA's lawsuit challenging the current 340B program administrative dispute resolution process.

A federal district judge in Baltimore, Md., yesterday stayed the brand drug industry’s lawsuit challenging the December 2020 340B program administrative dispute resolution final rule.

Lawyers for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary

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340B Report Publisher and CEO: Is Hospital Transparency the Key to a Grand Bargain on 340B?

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Could hospitals' acceptance of 340B reporting requirements help end the fight over limits on 340B contract pharmacy and encroachment on providers’ 340B savings, 340B Report Publisher and CEO Ted Slafsky asks.

Could ending the fights over limits on 340B contract pharmacy and encroachment on providers’ 340B savings hinge on hospitals accepting 340B reporting requirements? 340B Report Publisher and CEO Ted Slafsky raises that provocative question in his monthly column for Verity

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One-Third of Americans Lack a Source of Primary Care and Health Centers Can Close the Gap, Says Report

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Almost one-third of Americans lack access to a usual source of primary care, the National Association of Community Health Centers says in a new report.

More than 100 million Americans—almost one-third of the population, and many of them children—lack access to a usual source of primary care due to a shortage of providers in their community, leading to delays in care, poorer health outcomes, and

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Key Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Protect NY Health Centers and Clinics from “Hundreds of Millions” in Lost 340B Savings

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A bill has been introduced in New York State to repeal the April 1 shift of state Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefits to Medicaid fee for service.

The chair of the New York Senate health committee has introduced legislation to repeal the April 1 shift of state Medicaid managed care pharmacy benefits to Medicaid fee for service. The state’s 340B health centers and Ryan White clinics say

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Calif. Medicaid Drug Benefit Transfer Will Harm Care at 340B Health Centers, National and State Groups Tell Court

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The National Association of Community Health Centers and the California Primary Care Association filed briefs in federal district court in Sacramento in a case that seeks to reverse California’s shift of Medicaid pharmacy benefits to Medicaid fee for service.

National and state health center associations have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit over California’s shift of Medicaid pharmacy benefits to Medicaid fee for service. They say the move will cost 340B providers in the state millions in savings needed

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RxStrategies’ Launches “340B Insider Podcast” Series

In the episode “340B Insights: The Current State of the 340B Program,” RxStrategies’ Jonathan Ghenn and Rhodie Smith connect with Ted Slafsky, Publisher and CEO of the 340B Report to share information on what’s important to Covered Entities and pharmacy professionals who manage a 340B Program

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340B Hospital Transparency Bill Dies in Indiana

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Legislation that included 340B hospital reporting requirements failed to advance in the Indiana legislature.

Legislation in Indiana that would have required hospitals to file annual reports disclosing their median reimbursement for 340B-priced drugs, along with numerous other financial disclosures, has failed to advance and has no chance of passage this year.

The wide-ranging hospital

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Study Raises Questions About Using 340B Claim Modifiers to Implement Medicare Drug Price Negotiation and Inflation Rebate Provisions

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IQVIA questions whether 340B claims identifiers can be used successfully to implement the Inflation Reduction Act's Medicare drug price negotiation and drug inflation rebate provisions.

New research by drug industry contractor IQVIA questions whether claims identifiers can be used successfully to exclude 340B-purchased drugs from new Medicare drug inflation rebates or to protect manufacturers from paying both a new negotiated Medicare price and a 340B

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