Judge Rejects Novartis’ Request to Speed Up Hearing in 340B Contract Pharmacy Lawsuit

A federal judge yesterday denied drug maker Novartis’ request to speed up a hearing on its request that the judge block the government from punishing the company over its denials of 340B pricing when health care providers use contract pharmacies

A federal judge yesterday denied drug maker Novartis’ request to speed up a hearing on its request that the judge block the government from punishing the company over its denials of 340B pricing when health care providers use contract pharmacies.

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Parties at Center of Contract Pharmacy Standoff React to HHS OIG Referral

HRSA's decision to refer six drug manufacturers to the HHS OIG has elicited a variety of reactions.

The decision by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to refer six drug manufacturers to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department of the Office of The Inspector General (HHS OIG) for refusing to offer 340B discounts to

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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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Judge Schedules Joint Hearing in Novartis and United Therapeutics’ 340B Contract Pharmacy Cases

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich scheduled an Oct. 12 joint hearing on pending motions in drug manufacturers’ Novartis and United Therapeutics’ 340B contract pharmacy lawsuits.

A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., yesterday scheduled an Oct. 12 joint hearing on pending motions in drug manufacturers’ Novartis and United Therapeutics’ 340B contract pharmacy lawsuits.

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U.S. Supreme Court Gets Several Briefs Urging Rejection of CMS’s Drug Payment Cuts for 340B Hospitals

Nine friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the CMS rule that imposed a huge cut in 340B hospitals’ Medicare reimbursement for physician administered drugs.

Nine friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in the nation’s highest court urging rejection of an appeals court’s decision last year that upheld a huge cut in 340B hospitals’ Medicare reimbursement for physician administered drugs.

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Feds Are “Trying to Muscle” Pharma on 340B Contract Pharmacy, Manufacturer Says in Legal Brief

United Therapeutics (UT) says federal health officials are “trying to muscle an obligation” on drug manufacturers to honor 340B contract pharmacy arrangements “that simply is not there."

Federal health officials are “trying to muscle an obligation” on drug manufacturers to honor 340B contract pharmacy arrangements “that simply is not there,” United Therapeutics (UT) said Tuesday in papers filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C.

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Health Centers Plan to Resubmit 340B Dispute Resolution Petitions

The National Association of Community Health Centers says it intends to resubmit 340B ADR claims against three drug companies. An injunction against ADR proceedings involving one of the companies has kept proceedings against the other two from moving ahead, the federal government said.

The U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) early this month invited community health centers to “resubmit a new” 340B administrative dispute resolution (ADR) petition against drug companies that deny or restrict 340B drug discounts when contract pharmacies are involved,

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As Frustration Mounts Over 340B Contract Pharmacy Impasse, Arguments in Highly Anticipated AstraZeneca Lawsuit Postponed to Mid-October

Oral arguments previously scheduled for Sept. 14 in drugmaker AstraZeneca’s closely watched 340B contract pharmacy lawsuit against HHS and HRSA have been rescheduled for Oct. 18.

Oral arguments previously scheduled for Sept. 14 in drugmaker AstraZeneca’s 340B contract pharmacy lawsuit against HHS and HRSA have been rescheduled for Oct. 18. The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware announced the new date for arguments on

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Hospital Groups Back Feds in United Therapeutics 340B Contract Pharmacy Case

United Therapeutics’ denials of and restrictions on 340B pricing involving contract pharmacies are illegal and jeopardize patient care, six hospital groups have told a federal district judge.

Drug manufacturer United Therapeutics’ (UT) denials of and restrictions on 340B drug discounts when covered entities use contract pharmacies are illegal and jeopardize patient care, six hospital groups have told a federal district judge in Washington, D.C. The groups—American Hospital

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340B Entities Left Out of BMS’s $75 Million Settlement; Whistleblower Pursues Case Against Lilly

340B covered entities will get none of the $75 million Bristol Myers Squibb is paying to settle claims it underreported its average manufacturer prices (AMPs) in order to underpay Medicaid drug rebates. A whistleblower is pursuing a similar case against Lilly.

340B covered entities will get none of the $75 million Bristol Myers Squibb is paying California, 27 other states, and the federal government to settle claims it underreported its average manufacturer prices (AMPs) in order to underpay Medicaid drug rebates.

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