HHS Asks Court to Toss Out Hospitals’ 340B Contract Pharmacy Lawsuit

The lawsuit against HHS by 340B hospitals is just one of several underway over drug manufacturers’ denials of 340B pricing on drugs dispensed by contract pharmacies. | Source: Shutterstock
Outgoing U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar last week asked a federal district judge to dismiss a lawsuit against him and his department by 340B hospitals over HHS’s enforcement of its 340B contract pharmacy requirements for drug
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Lilly Asks Court to Shield it From “Crippling” 340B Sanctions

Drug manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co. told a court this week that HHS has placed it in the "untenable position of offering 340B discounts that are not required by the statute or else facing crippling financial sanctions." | Source: Shutterstock
340B program stakeholders are still digesting drug manufacturers AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Co., and Sanofi’s Jan. 12 lawsuits to block federal sanctions over their decisions to stop or impose conditions on 340B discounts on drugs dispensed by contract pharmacies.
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AstraZeneca, Lilly, and Sanofi Sue HHS to Block Requirement To Give 340B Discounts To Contract Pharmacies

AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Co., and Sanofi sued HHS in defense of their 340B contract actions just hours before covered entities could begin challenging those actions in a new 340B administrative dispute resolution process. | Source: Shutterstock
In a major escalation of the fight over 340B contract pharmacy, drug manufacturer AstraZeneca late yesterday asked a federal court to declare that it “is not required to offer 340B discounts to contract pharmacies.”

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BREAKING: Hospitals Sue HHS Over Drug Companies’ Denials of 340B Pricing

Five hospital associations, the association of hospital pharmacists, and three hospitals last night sued the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and HHS Secretary Alex Azar “to take action against” drug manufacturers “refusing to offer 340B discounts for covered drugs
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