Tennessee lawmakers this week passed a 340B non-discrimination bill, sending it to Gov. Bill Lee for his signature.

340B Non-Discrimination Bills Signed in Arkansas and Indiana and Passed in Tennessee

Arkansas’s and Indiana’s governors have signed bills in recent days to prevent pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from discriminating against 340B covered entities, and a similar bill is awaiting the Tennessee governor’s signature.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signed his state’s 340B non-discrimination bill, HB 1881, on Tuesday. In addition to stopping discriminatory contracting in the 340B program by commercial insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), it includes language to stop drug manufacturers from denying 340B pricing on drugs distributed by contract pharmacies. The latter provisions are believed to be the first of their kind in the nation. We reported in greater depth on the bill last week.

Arkansas’s and Indiana’s governors have signed bills in recent days to prevent pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from discriminating against 340B covered entities, and a similar bill is awaiting the Tennessee governor’s signature.

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