State Contract Pharmacy Lawsuit Weekly Roundup: Updates in Mississippi, Maryland

Federal district courts in Maryland and Mississippi saw various legal actions related to state 340B contract pharmacy access laws in the past week.
Editor’s Note: With 340B-related litigation heating up in several states following the enactment of new contract pharmacy access laws this summer, [...]

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Massachusetts Senate to Vote on 340B PBM Nondiscrimination Measure; Status of Contract Pharmacy Bill Uncertain

Massachusetts lawmakers are expected to vote on Sen. Pavel Payano's (D) 340B PBM nondiscrimination bill Thursday.
Beacon Hill lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday on a proposal that would prohibit pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from imposing [...]

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Missouri Become Eighth State to Enact 340B Contract Pharmacy Access Law After Governor Declines to Act on Bill

Missouri will become the eighth state to enact a 340B contract pharmacy access law when S.B.751 officially takes effect Aug. 28.
Missouri will become the eighth state to prohibit drug manufacturer 340B contract pharmacy restrictions after Gov. Mike Parson (R) announced [...]

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Matsui’s 340B PATIENTS Act Gains 5 Democratic Co-Sponsors Ahead of 340B Health Lobby Days

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Five congressional Democrats signed on as co-sponsors to a bill that would bar drugmaker restrictions on 340B contract pharmacy arrangements.
As hospital advocates prepared to begin their annual summer visits to Capitol Hill this week, five congressional Democrats signed on [...]

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Astellas Suspends its Contract Pharmacy Restrictions in More States; BMS and Sanofi Also Announce State Exemptions

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Astellas Pharma announced the suspension of its contract pharmacy policy in Maryland and Mississippi.
A Japanese drug manufacturer has ended its 340B contract pharmacy restrictions in Maryland and Mississippi in conjunction with new contract [...]

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Texas Hospitals Ask Judge to Block HHS’ DSH Calculation Rule That Impacts 340B Eligibility

A group of Texas hospitals urged a federal court to grant their request for a summary judgement—or at minimum preliminary relief—in a case challenging an HHS rule.
A group of Texas hospitals urged a federal court last week to grant their request for a summary judgement—or at [...]

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News Alert

AbbVie, AstraZeneca Challenge Kansas’ New Contract Pharmacy Access Law

AbbVie and AstraZeneca sued Kansas to block the state’s new contract pharmacy access law.
Two major drug manufacturers this week sued Kansas in an effort to block the state’s new contract pharmacy access law, [...]

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Delaware Legislature Passes Anti-Discrimination Protections for 340B Providers from PBMs but Drug Manufacturer Restrictions Remain

Delaware’s legislature passed a slimmed-down version of a 340B anti-discrimination bill in the eleventh hour of its legislative session Sunday.
Delaware’s legislature passed a slimmed-down version of a 340B anti-discrimination bill in the eleventh hour of its legislative session Sunday, [...]

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Hospital Groups Urge Federal Court to Uphold Maryland’s 340B Contract Pharmacy Access Law

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The American Hospital Association (AHA), 340B Health, Maryland Hospital Association and Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers urged a federal judge to reject Novartis’ attempt to block Maryland’s new 340B contract pharmacy access law.
Groups representing Maryland providers along with national advocacy groups recently urged a federal judge to reject Novartis’ attempt to block [...]

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Just Days Before New Laws Go Into Effect, GSK, Pfizer Exempt Additional States from Contract Pharmacy Restrictions

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GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer announced updates to their 340B contract pharmacy policies to comply with new state laws that will take effect in July.
Correction, Thursday, July 27, 2024, 7:00 p.m. EDT—The original version of this article mistakenly said Minnesota’s contract pharmacy access law [...]

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