BREAKING: AstraZeneca Raises the Ante in Drug Industry Push Against 340B Contract Pharmacy
AstraZeneca Raises the Ante in Drug Industry Push Against 340B Contract Pharmacy
Drug manufacturer AstraZeneca today sent letters to 340B covered entities and its wholesale pharmacy contacts telling them that, effective Oct. 1, it “only will process 340B pricing through a single contract pharmacy site for those covered entities that do not maintain their own on-site dispensing pharmacy.” We have reached out to AstraZeneca for comment. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) said, “We are in the process of reviewing the information.”
In a related development, 340B Report has learned that five to six manufacturers reportedly soon will join Merck and Sanofi as clients of Second Sight, a new company that acquires 340B covered entities’ contract pharmacy claims data on manufacturers’ behalf for the purpose of identifying and resolving duplicate Medicaid, Medicare Part D, and commercial rebates.