Arkansas Insurance Department
The Arkansas insurance commissioner and 340B covered entities told a federal district judge that a state law requiring drug makers to honor 340B contract pharmacy arrangements does not conflict with federal laws.

Arkansas’ Novel 340B Contract Pharmacy Law Doesn’t Conflict with Federal Law, State Officials Tell Court

Arkansas’s first-of-its-kind law requiring drug makers to honor 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies to dispense 340B drugs is not preempted by the federal 340B statute since the state law applies only to the acquisition and delivery of 340B drugs, not to pricing, said Arkansas state officials in a responsive brief filed in Arkansas district court earlier this month.

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