Providers March on U.S. Capitol Grounds to “Defend 340B”

Safety-net provider advocates marched on the U.S. Capitol grounds yesterday to raise awareness about threats to the 340B drug pricing program.

About 100 safety-net provider advocates marched and chanted yesterday on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to raise awareness in Congress and beyond about threats to the 340B drug pricing program.

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340B Hospitals Ask Judge to Stop Part B Drug Payment Cuts Immediately

Groups that represent 340B hospitals asked a federal district judge to immediately halt a nearly 30% Medicare Part B payment cut for hospitals’ 340B-purchased drugs.

Groups that represent 340B hospitals yesterday asked a federal district judge in Washington, D.C., to immediately halt a nearly 30% Medicare Part B payment cut in place since 2018 for hospitals’ 340B-purchased drugs.

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Purdue Pharma Is Providing 340B Refunds Spanning 16 Years of Overcharges

Purdue Pharma announced refunds for 340B overcharges on Betasept antiseptic surgical scrub for purchases spanning 16 years—more than half of the 340B program's existence.

Purdue Pharma’s Avrio Health subsidiary is giving 340B covered entities refunds for overcharges on Betasept antiseptic surgical scrub for purchases spanning 16 years—from Q2 2005 through Q2 2021.

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340B Coalition Conference Speakers to Providers: Give Us Your Success Stories

“It’s really important to us, and it’s really important to you all … that you tell the story of 340B,” HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson told entities yesterday at the 340B Coalition summer conference.

Top federal 340B program officials and the head of a 340B hospital group yesterday urged covered entity representatives attending a meeting near Washington, D.C., to focus on documenting and telling their 340B success stories.

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HRSA Unveils New 340B Contract Pharmacy Services Webpage That Is Silent on Manufacturer Obligations

HRSA has posted a new 340B Contract Pharmacy Services webpage that addresses requirements for covered entities but not for pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration overnight posted a new Contract Pharmacy Services page on the 340B program website that addresses requirements for covered entities but not for pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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New York State Sues CVS for Allegedly Forcing 340B Entities to Use Third Party Administrator Wellpartner

New York State says in a lawsuit that CVS Health illegally forces 340B covered entities to use CVS's 340B TPA Wellpartner. CVS says the the state's claims lack merit and that it will defend itself.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James today sued CVS Health for allegedly forcing the state’s 340B covered entities to use CVS’s 340B third party administrator Wellpartner as a condition for letting the entities contract with CVS retail

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A Blizzard in July (of Briefs in 340B Contract Pharmacy Lawsuits)

Multiple briefs have been filed recently in federal appellate lawsuits over the government's enforcement ability with the 340B contract pharmacy program.

There’s been a burst of activity in federal appellate lawsuits over the legality of drug manufacturers’ conditions on 340B pricing involving contract pharmacies.

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First-Ever Conference Just for 340B Grantee Entities Set for October in Denver

The first-ever 340B conference exclusively for grantee covered entities is being held in Denver in October.

HIV/AIDS clinics and community health centers that participate in the 340B program yesterday announced the first 340B conference exclusively for grantee covered entities, Oct. 18-19 in Denver.

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Biden Administration Kills Trump-era Rules Casting Doubt on HHS Guidance and Enforcement Actions

The Biden administration repealed Trump-era rules that it said hindered HHS from issuing guidance and bringing enforcement actions.

The Biden administration yesterday repealed Trump administration final rules that it said hindered the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) ability “to issue guidance, bring enforcement actions, and take other appropriate actions that advance the department’s mission.”

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