New Super PAC Targets GOP 340B Supporters, Takes Disputed Credit for Key West Virginia Lawmaker’s Primary Loss

A super PAC with ties to a well-funded dark money group has said it will target Republican lawmakers who support 340B legislation.
A new political action committee (PAC) targeting Republican lawmakers that support 340B legislation spent $400,000 in a key West Virginia [...]

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340B Is “Off the Rails,” Civil Rights Leader Chavis Says in Nationally Syndicated Op-Ed

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Health system greed has “made a mockery” of the 340B program, civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis says in nationally syndicated op-ed published by multiple African American news organizations.
Health system greed has “made a mockery” of the 340B drug pricing program and leads to practices that widen health [...]

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Ex-CMS Leader Verma: Big Health Systems Use 340B to Expand Profit and Monopoly Power

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Health systems use 340B to expand "their profit and monopoly power," Trump administration CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Seema Verma, ex-President Trump’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed yesterday that large health systems work to expand their use of the 340B program “and thus their profit and monopoly power.”

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Community Voices For 340B Holding Aug. 3 March in Washington

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A CV340B social media graphic promoting its Aug. 3 march on Capitol Hill "to defend 340B."

Advocacy organization Community Voices for 340B (CV340B) is hosting a march to the U.S. Capitol “to defend 340B” on Aug. 3 just after the 340B Coalition annual summer meeting in nearby National Harbor, Md., concludes.

CV340B, a nonprofit organization supported

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

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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. More than 800 subscribers registered to attend—a clear sign

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

Screenshot of RealClear Health 340B Program story, "340B Program Isn't Working for Patients"
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.

“Sadly, as

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

title page of Pioneer Institute white paper on 340B drug discounts
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.

The state hospital association said

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

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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.

UPDATE Thursday, March 24, 2022, 2:10 p.m.A Gilead spokesperson disputed AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s statement that, under Gilead’s new conditions on 340B contract pharmacy pricing on its branded hepatitis C treatments, the company will give 340B discounts to covered entities only

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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.

Lujan’s chief of staff

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