COLUMN: Action on 340B Contract Pharmacies Turns to the States

Ted Slafsky, publisher and CEO of 340B Report, writes about the recent rise in 340B legislative action at the state level in his latest column.
As we approach the 16-month mark since we had pivotal arguments over the 340B contract pharmacy program in two federal [...]

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Hospital Groups Urge Federal Court to Dismiss Drug Industry Suit Against Louisiana Law

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Four hospital associations filed an amicus brief in support of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's defense of his state's contract pharmacy law.
Four hospital associations are asking a federal judge in Louisiana to throw out a suit filed by the drug industry [...]

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A Tribute to Our Founding Editor in Chief from the Publisher and CEO

Ted Slafsky, publisher and CEO of 340B Report, calls retiring editor-in-chief Tom Mirga a "brilliant writer and reporter" in a tribute editorial.
When I thought about launching 340B Report, the first person I reached out to was Tom Mirga. Tom and I [...]

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Column: Hospitals Are Not the Only 340B Providers Under Scrutiny

Ted Slafsky, publisher and CEO of 340B Report, writes about the recent rise in 340B legislative action at the state level in his latest column.
Veteran 340B observers were surprised to see that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has expanded his 340B investigation into community health [...]

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Column: Why the Genesis 340B Patient Definition Court Decision Could Resolve the Contract Pharmacy Impasse

Ted Slafsky, publisher and CEO of 340B Report, writes about the recent rise in 340B legislative action at the state level in his latest column.
In what legal experts describe as a landmark decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled [...]

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Column: Look to The Senate for 340B Action

Ted Slafsky, publisher and CEO of 340B Report, writes about the recent rise in 340B legislative action at the state level in his latest column.
According to our history lessons, George Washington told Thomas Jefferson that the Senate was created to serve as a saucer [...]

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Column: Could the States Resolve the Contract Pharmacy Impasse?

340B Report Publisher and CEO Ted Slafsky addresses enforcement actions and litigation surrounding state 340B contract pharmacy laws in his latest column.
After a recent lull in the ongoing battle over whether drug manufacturers can continue to place restrictions on access to [...]

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340B COVID-19 Flexibilities Will End May 11 as Public Health Emergency Expires

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340B program flexibilities allowed under the COVID-19 public health emergency will expire May 11, HRSA said Monday.

Certain flexibilities to the 340B program allowed under the COVID-19 public health emergency will expire May 11 alongside the PHE, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration announced Monday.

The update, which HRSA posted prominently on the Office of Pharmacy

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Dual 340B Anti-Discrimination Bills, One Protecting Discounts in Contract Pharmacy Setting, Move Forward in Missouri

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Missouri lawmakers are making progress on two different 340B anti-discrimination bills.

With just weeks to go in its legislative session, Missouri lawmakers are making progress on two different 340B anti-discrimination bills.  Last week, a key Senate committee approved SB 26, comprehensive legislation with two key priorities:  prohibiting drug manufacturers from placing

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New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Protecting 340B Providers from PBM and Payer Discrimination

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has signed a law to prevent PBMs and insurers from discriminating against 340B providers.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed a law April 7 to prevent pharmacy benefit managers and insurers from discriminating against 340B providers.  The bill includes language that prohibits payers from reimbursing 340B covered entities at a lower rate

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