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Massachusetts 340B Measures Addressing PBM Discrimination and Medicaid Drug Coverage Fall Short in Senate, Sponsor Plans to Refile Bill Next Session

Massachusetts senators failed to pass 340B-related measures as they took up a health bill Thursday.
The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday failed to adopt legislation that would have prohibited pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from imposing discriminatory [...]

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Trump VP Pick Vance Co-Sponsored Bill Calling for Study of 340B Use Among ‘Noncitizens’

Sen. J.D. Vance, the Republican vice presidential nominee, co-sponsored a Medicaid-immigration bill that called for a government study on 340B.
Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), whom former President Donald Trump (R) tapped as his running mate on Monday, is a co-sponsor [...]

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State Contract Pharmacy Lawsuit Weekly Roundup: Updates in Mississippi, Maryland

Federal district courts in Maryland and Mississippi saw various legal actions related to state 340B contract pharmacy access laws in the past week.
Editor’s Note: With 340B-related litigation heating up in several states following the enactment of new contract pharmacy access laws this summer, [...]

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We Must Partner—With Pride—to Better Serve LGBTQ+ Patients

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As I write this, we’re reaching the end of what’s “officially” LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The first Pride marches were held in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first

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Massachusetts Senate to Vote on 340B PBM Nondiscrimination Measure; Status of Contract Pharmacy Bill Uncertain

Massachusetts lawmakers are expected to vote on Sen. Pavel Payano's (D) 340B PBM nondiscrimination bill Thursday.
Beacon Hill lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday on a proposal that would prohibit pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from imposing [...]

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SK Life Science Posts Refund Notice; Dr. Reddy’s and Pfizer Issue NDC Changes

HRSA recently posted manufacturer notices to covered entities from SK Life Science, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, and Pfizer.
SK Life Science issued a refund notice for an epilepsy drug following a 340B price ceiling recalculation. Multiple drug manufacturers [...]

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HRSA Allows for Immediate 340B Enrollment in Texas Due to Hurricane; Hawaii Remains Eligible

Due to Hurricane Beryl, certain Texas providers can immediately enroll in the 340B program without waiting for the normal registration period.
Eligible providers in Texas can now immediately enroll in the 340B program without waiting for the normal quarterly registration period [...]

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340B INDUSTRY LEADER SPOTLIGHT

Jennifer Austin, 340B Senior Program Director, Visante

Jen Austin
Q: Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Tampa, FL.

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GOP-Led House Appropriations Committee Votes to Cut HRSA Funding, Flat Funds OPA in Party Line Vote

The House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act on July 10.
The House panel responsible for federal appropriations legislation passed a bill last week that would cut funding for the Health [...]

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Sen. Cassidy Claims 340B Hospitals Drive Medical Debt During Key Senate Committee Hearing

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) said many major nonprofit hospitals are "not passing on savings from 340B" in a Senate committee hearing on medical debt.
Certain hospitals’ failure to pass 340B savings on to patients is a leading cause of medical debt, two Republican lawmakers [...]

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