Breaking: HRSA Tells Boehringer Ingelheim its 340B Contract Pharmacy Restrictions Are Illegal

HRSA informed Boehringer Ingelheim today that its restrictions on 340B pricing when hospitals use contract pharmacies are illegal.

A senior federal health official informed drug manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) today its restrictions on 340B pricing when hospitals use contract pharmacies are illegal and must end immediately, or BI could face civil monetary penalties.

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Breaking: HRSA Refers Six Drug Companies to HHS OIG For Refusing to Offer Discounts

HRSA has referred six drug manufacturers to the HHS Office of Inspector General for refusing to offer 340B discounts in the contract pharmacy setting.

The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) today referred six drug manufacturers to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) regarding their refusal to offer 340B program discounts to 340B covered

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News Alert: Becerra Signs off on HRSA Reorganization that Elevates 340B Program’s Status

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra has signed off on a reorganization of HRSA that elevates decision making about the 340B program closer to the top of the department.

The 340B drug pricing program has a new, higher profile home within the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and likely is getting a new director due to its current director’s promotion. U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary

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Breaking: Merck Will End 340B Contract Pharmacy Pricing for Hospitals That Don’t Share their Claims Data

Drug manufacturer Merck has begun informing 340B covered entities that, effective Sept. 1, it will stop providing 340B pricing to hospitals on its drugs shipped to contract pharmacies, if the hospitals do not provide their 340B claims data.

Drug manufacturer Merck has begun informing 340B covered entities that, effective Sept. 1, it will stop providing 340B pricing to hospitals that partner with 340B contract pharmacies unless the hospitals share 340B claims data with its vendor 340B ESP.

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In Surprise Move, Biden Administration Proposes Keeping Trump’s Nearly 30% Cut in 340B Hospitals’ Drug Reimbursement

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said today it proposes to continue a nearly 30% reduction in Medicare Part B reimbursement for hospitals’ 340B-purchased drugs.

The Biden administration said today it proposes to continue a nearly 30% reduction in Medicare Part B reimbursement for hospitals’ 340B-purchased drugs.

The Trump administration implemented the payment reduction in January 2018. Hospital groups say it costs affected 340B hospitals

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Will Take Up Case Involving Medicare Part B Cuts to 340B Hospitals

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning agreed to take up a case regarding Medicare Part B cuts to 340B hospitals. | Shutterstock

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning agreed to review a federal appeals court’s July 2020 ruling upholding a nearly 30% reduction in Medicare Part B drug reimbursement for hospitals’ 340B-purchased drugs.

The court’s decision to hear American Hospital Association (AHA)

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Boehringer Ingelheim Will Stop Shipping 340B Drugs to Hospitals’ Contract Pharmacies on Aug. 1

Hospitals call Boehringer Ingelheim’s contract pharmacy plans “appalling” while company calls for “substantial reform” of the 340B program.

Drug manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced yesterday that it will stop shipping 340B-purchased drugs to hospitals’ contract pharmacies, effective Aug. 1.

Community health centers, HIV/AIDS clinics, and other federal grantee covered entities are exempt from BI’s new policy. It applies

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Judge Rejects Government’s Contention that AstraZeneca’s 340B Lawsuit Is Moot

A federal judge yesterday, acting in a lawsuit filed by AstraZeneca, vacated HHS's December 2020 advisory opinion that the 340B statute compels drug manufacturers to offer 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies to dispense covered drugs to patients.

A federal district judge in Delaware yesterday rejected the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) position that its withdrawal of its December 2020 advisory opinion on 340B contract pharmacy rendered drug manufacturer AstraZeneca’s claims against the opinion moot.

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BREAKING: HHS Withdraws 340B Contract Pharmacy Advisory Opinion, and Becerra Appoints 340B Dispute Resolution Board Members

HHS yesterday withdrew its ex-General Counsel Robert Charrow's legal advisory opinion that the 340B statute requires drug companies to offer 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) yesterday withdrew its December 2020 legal advisory opinion on 340B contract pharmacy. Also, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra appointed members to the 340B program administrative dispute resolution (ADR) board.
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BREAKING: Novartis Sues HRSA in Defense of its 340B Contract Pharmacy Policy

Novartis sued HRSA yesterday to stop it from enforcing its interpretation of the 340B statute's contract pharmacy requirements, and from imposing civil monetary penalties against Novartis for alleged violations. | Shutterstock
Novartis Pharmaceuticals has sued the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) over the agency’s May 17 letter telling the company its restrictions on 340B pricing to covered entities that use contract pharmacies are illegal.

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