The New Rules of 340B Contract Pharmacy—a Recap of 340B Report’s First-Ever Webinar

340B Report's May 18 webinar panelists included (clockwise from top left) Aaron Vandervelde, Jason Atlas, Ashley Mains Espinosa, Tom Mirga, Ted Slafsky, and Sue Veer.
340B Report held a webinar for its subscribers last week on Second Sight Solutions’ 340B ESP platform that administers drug manufacturers’ conditions on 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies.

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Drug Industry-Funded Consumer Group Slams 340B on Conservative News Site

Industry-supported consumer protection group National Consumers League sharply criticized 340B hospitals and contract pharmacies in a recent opinion article for a conservative-leaning news site.

America’s oldest consumer protection group, shunned by some former allies in the labor movement for alleged favoritism toward its corporate donor Amazon, has slammed the 340B program in a commentary for the conservative-leaning news and opinion website RealClearHealth.

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Conservative Massachusetts Think Tank Slams State’s 340B Hospitals over Charity Care and Calls for Reform

Charity care at five Massachusetts hospital groups declined at a time that 340B sales to the hospitals were rising, a new report by a conservative state think tank says. The state hospital association says the report distorts the 340B program.

Charity care has been declining significantly in some Massachusetts hospital systems, raising “a significant policy issue for the 340B program,” a free-market-oriented Massachusetts think tank whose donors include pharmaceutical manufacturers says in a new report.

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HIV/AIDS Advocates Protest in Front of Gilead HQ Against Company’s New 340B Contract Pharmacy Policy

AHF held a demonstration in front of Gilead's headquarters protesting the company’s new conditions on 340B contract pharmacy pricing on its branded hepatitis C treatments.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS provider organization, held a demonstration yesterday in front of drug manufacturer Gilead’s San Francisco Bay area headquarters protesting the company’s new conditions on 340B contract pharmacy pricing on its branded hepatitis C

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Exclusive: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Says Re-Opening 340B Law Over Contract Pharmacy Fight Will Backfire

An AIDS Healthcare Foundation activist handed out Let it B signs supporting the 340B program during a September 2021 protest in front of U.S. Rep. Scott Peters' (D-Calif.) district office in San Diego.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today criticized efforts to introduce federal legislation to address drug manufacturers’ denials of 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies. It said the drug industry “will certainly use any legislation as an opportunity to further

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Democratic Senator’s Illness Stalls Action on Drug Pricing Indefinitely

Sen. Ben Ray Lujan's (D-N.M.) recent stroke and absence makes it even less likely that Congress will pass Democratic drug pricing legislation any time soon.

Prospects for passage of Democratic drug pricing legislation as part of the Build Back Better (BBB) Act dimmed again last week with news that Sen. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) had a stroke on Jan 27.

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ICER Says Four Drugs Are Cost-Effective in Keeping COVID-19 Patients Out of Hospitals

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has tentatively concluded that four drugs have demonstrated effectiveness and value in reducing hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients.

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has issued a draft report concluding four drugs have demonstrated effectiveness and value in reducing hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients.

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Scholarship Created in Memory of Long-Time 340B Leader Carl Taylor

The Carl Taylor Pharmacy Administration Scholarship at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy was announced this morning at the 340B Coalition Winter Conference in San Diego. Taylor, 76, the longtime pharmacy director at Piedmont Health Services in Chapel Hill, N.C., died last Sept. 24.

An endowed scholarship at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been established in memory of Carl Taylor, the longtime pharmacy director at Piedmont Health Services in Chapel Hill, N.C. Taylor, age 76, died last Sept.

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With Delta Variant Persisting, Health Care Groups Struggle with Conference Planning

Many health care organizations are reconsidering plans for in-person conferences as a result of the Delta variant. The 340B Coalition is polling potential attendees regarding their preferences for the its winter conference in late January.

After an initial burst of optimism earlier this year, some health care organizations are having second thoughts about large in-person events for the remainder of 2021 and the start of the new year.

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