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PhRMA Sues Mississippi Over New 340B Contract Pharmacy Law

The leading drugmaker advocacy group filed a legal challenge to Mississippi's recently enacted 340B contract pharmacy law
Mississippi this week became the fourth state to face a legal challenge to its 340B contract pharmacy law, when the [...]

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RWC-340B Slams ASAP 340B Bill as ‘Dangerous to Public Health’

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Shannon Burger, president of RWC-340B,, said the organization “strongly opposes" a new 340B overhaul bill.
A major national 340B provider advocacy group is condemning the newly introduced 340B ACCESS Act, arguing that the proposed overhaul [...]

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ASAP 340B-Backed Bill Would Override State Laws, Could Hurt Contract Pharmacy Agreements, Critics Warn

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New federal legislation could disincentivize pharmacies from contracting with 340B providers, say critics.
Some long-time 340B advocates have warned that a new federal bill based on input from an alliance of the drug [...]

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Consolidated Service Centers and 340B: Can they Coexist?

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Consolidated Service Centers (CSCs) centralize many pharmacy services along with the inventory of a health system and capture significant savings through processes such as strategic buys, standardization, and low units of measure distribution, just to name a few. But the most frequently asked question by

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Novartis Asks Federal Court to Block New Maryland 340B Contract Pharmacy Law

Drugmaker Novartis filed suit to block Maryland's recently signed 340B contract pharmacy statute.
Maryland this week became the third state with a 340B contract pharmacy protection law to face a drugmaker lawsuit when [...]

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340B Critic, Health Center Leader Among Witnesses at Upcoming 340B Hearing

A 340B hearing next week called by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), chair of the E&C Committee, will include as witnesses a policy researcher critical of 340B and a community health center leader.
A fellow from a think tank that receives drug industry funding for its 340B work and a national leader for [...]

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TIP: Establishing controls and performing regular monitoring is crucial to prevent and identify noncompliance with 340B program requirements.


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Key House Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on 340B Next Tuesday

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-Washington) chair of the Energy & Commerce Committee, and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia), chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, announced a June 4 hearing on 340B.
A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee, which is tasked with overseeing the 340B drug discount program, [...]

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Rhode Island Senate Unanimously Passes Amended 340B Contract Pharmacy Protection Bill 

A state Senate-passed bill that would have prohibited 340B contract pharmacy restrictions in Rhode Island failed to clear the House before lawmakers in the Ocean State wrapped up their 2024 session last week.
The Rhode Island Senate yesterday approved legislation that would prohibit 340B contract pharmacy restrictions in that state, sending it to [...]

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SUSTAIN 340B -The Imperative for a Clearinghouse to Strengthen the 340B Program

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The 340B program remains essential in ensuring equitable access to crucial medications for vulnerable, underserved populations. The program provides safety net providers with critical resources necessary to expand health related services to low-income and uninsured individuals. Over the past decade, controversy,

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