340B Pharmacy Services Company Avita Expands into Clinician and Support Staff Services

Michael Yount, Avita
Maintaining regular access to providers is a challenge for many 340B grantee entities and can make it hard for them to leverage the 340B program, Avita CEO Michael Yount says.

Avita, a leading provider of 340B contract pharmacy and third-party administration services geared toward HIV and LGBTQ+ communities, is expanding into medical practice staffing and management.

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Walgreens Takes Full Ownership of 340B Specialty Pharmacy Company Shields Health Solutions

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced September 20th that it is acquiring the remaining 30% stake in 340B specialty pharmacy company Shields Health Solutions that it did not already own.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced September 20th that it is acquiring the remaining 30% stake in 340B specialty pharmacy company Shields Health Solutions that it did not already own.

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Health Centers Criticize Kaiser Health News Story About Profit Margins

Tony Megna, CEO of one of the profitable health centers investigated by Kaiser Health News, said, "“We ask, why is there an implication that surplus funds come at the expense of our mission?" | Phil Galewitz / KHN

Community health center advocates have strongly criticized a new Kaiser Health News (KHN) investigative report that found that some health centers have large profit margins.

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Calls PhRMA’s Washington Post 340B Ad “Hypocritical Slander”

AIDS Healthcare Foundation recently refreshed its let340b.org website, roughly the same time as PhRMA ran a full-page ad in The Washington Post saying the 340B program doesn't help patients.

The brand drug industry’s recent full-page ad in The Washington Post saying the 340B program helps big hospitals and chain pharmacies but not patients is “hypocritical slander,” AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein said last week.

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Part 2: “There Have Been Challenges Up and Down the Supply Chain”: The View from the Field and Responses from Stakeholders

Beth Peery is the 340B Coordinator at Memorial Health Systems in Seward, Nebraska, a town of 6,000 in the southeastern part of the state.

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Part 1: “I Don’t Want to Go Through This Nightmare”: Frustrations Grow Over Significant Delays in Restoration of 340B Pricing for Contract Pharmacy Purchases

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A two-part series on the growing frustrations safety net providers face in restoring access to 340B pricing in the contract pharmacy setting. Part 1 provides important background on the challenges that covered entities

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Hospital Pharmacy Leaders Call Staff Shortages, Vendor Management Their Biggest Operational Challenges

Seventy-one percent of hospital pharmacy leaders surveyed said their facility offered at least one in-house outpatient and/or specialty pharmacy and over half of those lacking such a pharmacy said they planned to open one at some point.

Hospital outpatient pharmacy leaders cite staffing shortages, managing multiple vendors, and navigating insurer red tape—specialty drug referrals and prior authorization requirements, specifically—among top workplace challenges, a new survey finds. As 340B providers continue to grapple with pharmaceutical manufacturer

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In a Move to Expand its Specialty Pharmacy Services, CPS Acquires Trellis Rx

CPS Chairman & CEO Frank Segrave (left) says his company's acquisition of Trellis Rx "helps us to deliver a broader range of offerings and flexibility across our inpatient and outpatient businesses." Trellis co-founder and CEO Andy Maurer (right) says the companies "complement each other and together, we can create a more diverse offering across inpatient, outpatient and specialty pharmacy settings for health and hospital systems serving communities of all sizes."

340B pharmacy and health-system services provider CPS Solutions, based in Dublin, Ohio, has announced it had acquired specialty pharmacy services company Trellis Rx, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

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OptumRx Says Providers Can’t Share 340B Claims Data Without its Consent

OptumRx is requiring 340B covered entities to get its consent before they share OptumRx contract pharmacy claims data with drug manufacturers.

Pharmacy care services company OptumRx is requiring 340B covered entities to get its consent before they share OptumRx contract pharmacy claims data with drug manufacturers to satisfy manufacturers’ conditions on 340B pricing.

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