Key House Democrats Keep Up Pressure on Insulin Manufacturers

U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee Democratic leaders Frank Pallone (N.J.) and Diana DeGette (Colo.) have asked insulin manufacturers Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi for information about their prices, revenues, and expenses.

U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee Democratic leaders have sent letters to three major drug manufacturers demanding an explanation for the skyrocketing price of insulin. The E&C Committee has jurisdiction over the 340B program and plays an instrumental role on

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BioMarin Paying Refunds for Two Years of 340B Overcharges on Pricey Drugs

Biopharmaceutical manufacturer BioMarin is giving 340B covered entities refunds for overcharges on five of its six approved medicines from Q1 2019 through Q4 2020.

Biopharmaceutical manufacturer BioMarin is giving 340B covered entities refunds for overcharges on five of its six approved medicines from Q1 2019 through Q4 2020.

 

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Merck Defends and Hospitals Slam the Company’s Tougher 340B Contract Pharmacy Policy

Drug manufacturer Merck is defending and hospital groups are condemning the drug company's decision to impose mandatory conditions on 340B pricing when hospitals use contract pharmacies.

Drug manufacturer Merck says it is imposing mandatory conditions on 340B pricing when hospitals use contract pharmacies due to “very low” participation in its voluntary 340B program integrity initiative.

 

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Breaking: Merck Will End 340B Contract Pharmacy Pricing for Hospitals That Don’t Share their Claims Data

Drug manufacturer Merck has begun informing 340B covered entities that, effective Sept. 1, it will stop providing 340B pricing to hospitals on its drugs shipped to contract pharmacies, if the hospitals do not provide their 340B claims data.

Drug manufacturer Merck has begun informing 340B covered entities that, effective Sept. 1, it will stop providing 340B pricing to hospitals that partner with 340B contract pharmacies unless the hospitals share 340B claims data with its vendor 340B ESP.

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Biopharma Company Apellis Posts 340B Limited Distribution Notice

Apellis has posted a notice on HRSA's website informing 340B entities how they can get 340B pricing on the company's new product, Empaveli, which has a REMS.

Biopharmaceutical company Apellis has announced a limited distribution plan for Empaveli (pegcetacoplan), a newly approved treatment for adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, chronic, life-threatening blood disorder.

 

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Boehringer Ingelheim Halts 340B Pricing on Contract Pharmacy Drugs

Boehringer Ingelheim on Sunday became the seventh drug manufacturer to deny 340B pricing on its products when hospitals use contract pharmacies.

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) on Sunday became the seventh drug manufacturer to deny 340B pricing on its products when hospitals contract with pharmacies to dispense the medicines, hospitals reported yesterday.

 

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Kalderos Urges Feds to Protect Hospitals from Losing 340B Eligibility During Pandemic

Drug industry vendor Kalderos is urging leaders in Washington to temporarily shield hospitals from losing their 340B eligibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drug industry vendor Kalderos is urging leaders in Washington to temporarily shield hospitals from losing their 340B eligibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rosen Introduces Bill to Boost Nonprofit Drug Makers’ Competitiveness

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen's (D-Nev.) bill, S. 2257, is aimed at boosting nonprofit drug companies' competitiveness.

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) has introduced legislation to help nonprofit drug companies compete in the market with their for-profit counterparts.

Rosen’s bill S. 2257, the Expanding Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices Act, would make it simpler

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Hospital Groups Outraged at Boehringer Ingelheim, Company Defends Its Plans and Calls for 340B Overhaul

Hospitals call Boehringer Ingelheim’s contract pharmacy plans “appalling” while company calls for “substantial reform” of the 340B program.
Hospital trade group 340B Health has asked pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) to withdraw its plan to cut off discounts for drugs that are distributed by contract pharmacies. As 340B Report broke on July 1, BI will stop shipping 340B-purchased
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