Feds Back and Kalderos Resists Pausing Company’s 340B Lawsuit

Kalderos says in a lawsuit that the federal government's 340B contract pharmacy policy is keeping it from effectively marketing its 340B Pay service to let drug companies provide 340B pricing as a post-purchase rebate rather than as a price discount.

The federal government told a judge in late December its appeal of her joint ruling in Novartis and United Therapeutics’ (UT) 340B contract pharmacy lawsuits justifies her pausing drug industry vendor Kalderos’ 340B contract pharmacy suit.

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Biden Axing Trump’s “Most Favored Nation” Drug Pricing Rule that 340B Entities and Pharma Both Disliked

The Biden administration is rescinding ex-President Trump's unimplemented most favored nation drug pricing rule, which was disliked by 340B entities and drug manufacturers.

The Biden administration is rescinding an unimplemented Trump-era regulation that would have pegged Medicare Part B drug reimbursement for 50 expensive, physician-administered drugs on the lowest price that drug manufacturers provide in similar countries.

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Three Big Predictions for the 340B Program in 2022

340B Report Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Ted Slafsky makes three big predictions for the 340B program for 2022 in his latest monthly column for Omnicell’s blog.

In his monthly column for Omnicell’s blog, 340B Report Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Ted Slafsky makes three big predictions for the 340B program for 2022.

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News Alert: Calif. 340B Health Centers Ask Judge to Stop Tomorrow’s “Devastating” State Medicaid Drug Payment Changes

California health centers asked U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez yesterday to stop a state Medicaid drug reimbursement change due to begin tomorrow that they say would strip away all their 340B drug discount savings.

California health centers asked a federal district judge yesterday to stop a major state Medicaid drug reimbursement change due to begin tomorrow.

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Breaking News: AbbVie Becomes 11th Drug Maker to Restrict 340B Contract Pharmacy. Feds Appeal Rulings in Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi Cases.

AbbVie is the 11th pharmaceutical maker to impose limits on 340B contract pharmacy.

AbbVie today announced conditions on 340B pricing when hospitals’ contract pharmacies dispense medicines to patients. The federal government has filed notices of appeal in Lilly, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and United Therapeutics’ 340B contract pharmacy lawsuits.

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Breaking News: Feds Appeal Rulings in Novartis and United Therapeutics 340B Contract Pharmacy Cases

The federal government yesterday asked the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to review a lower court's Nov. 5 joint ruling in Novartis and United Therapeutics' 340B contract pharmacy lawsuits.

The federal government late yesterday filed notice that it is appealing a federal judge’s joint ruling in two cases last month that halted enforcement actions against two drug companies that deny 340B pricing when hospitals and other health care providers

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John Thune, Senate’s No. 2 Republican and Strong 340B Provider Ally, Weighs Retirement

U.S. Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.), a strong 340B covered entity ally, is considering not running for re-election in 2022. | Gage Skidmore/Flickr

South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune, the second-ranking Senate Republican and a long-time 340B covered entity ally, might not run for re-election in 2022, two news organizations report.

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Manchin’s Idea that VA Negotiate Medicare Drug Prices Could Adversely Impact 340B Program, Expert Suggests

Congress should let the VA negotiate drug prices on behalf of Medicare, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) reportedly told the Senate Democratic Caucus this week.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has suggested that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) be empowered to negotiate drug prices on behalf of Medicare, an initiative that may impact the 340B program if it should come to fruition.

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N.Y. and Va. Health Centers Say Discovery Should Continue in their Novel 340B-Related Federal Lawsuit

The federal district court for western New York is hearing two 340B health centers' antitrust lawsuit against insulin and diabetes drug makers.

New York State and Virginia health centers asked a federal district judge on Monday to deny four insulin and diabetes drug manufacturers’ motion to pause fact-finding in the health centers’ antitrust suit stemming from the companies’ 340B contract pharmacy policies.

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Novo Nordisk and Sanofi Have Jan. 26 Deadline to File Opening Briefs in 340B Contract Pharmacy Appeal

The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals will hear Novo Nordisk and Sanofi's 340B contract pharmacy lawsuits in tandem, just as a lower court did.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has given drug manufacturers Novo Nordisk and Sanofi a Jan. 26 deadline to file briefs seeking reversal of parts of a district judge’s Nov. 5 joint decision in the two companies’ 340B contract pharmacy

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