340B Contract Pharmacy Bills Introduced in Utah, Kansas, New York; Committees Approve Bills in Oregon, Oklahoma

Utah state Sen. Evan Vickers (R), senate majority leader, this week introduced one of multiple new state 340B contract pharmacy bills.
The majority leader of the Utah state senate and a key committee in the Kansas state senate each introduced bills [...]

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Virginia State Senate Unanimously Passes 340B Contract Pharmacy Protections

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Virginia state senators passed a bill by a 40-0 margin that would prohibit drugmakers from restricting 340B pharmacy use as a condition of their licensure in the state.
The Virginia state senate last Friday unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions in the [...]

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Connecticut Governor Proposes 340B Provider Reporting Legislation, Faces Pushback from Health Centers

Ned Lamont speaking at Connecticut state Capitol
A Connecticut state health agency under Gov. Ned Lamont (D) proposed legislation to implement certain 340B provider reporting requirements.
New 340B provider reporting requirements were included in recently proposed legislation from a Connecticut state health agency, as part of [...]

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Oregon 340B Contract Pharmacy Bill Moves Toward Vote, Illinois Introduces Its Own Bill

Oregon joined at least 14 other states, including Illinois, that introduced 340B contract pharmacy bills in the current legislative session.
A key committee in the Oregon state house could vote tomorrow on a bill that would prohibit drugmaker 340B contract [...]

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Maryland Bills Introduced to Bar 340B Contract Pharmacy Restrictions

Maryland state Sen. Clarence Lam (D) sponsored one of two bills introduced to prohibit drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions in the state.
Maryland lawmakers in the state house and senate have introduced companion bills that would prohibit drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions [...]

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Multiple Bills Introduced in Missouri to Protect 340B Providers from Alleged Discriminatory Practices

Missouri state lawmakers have in recent weeks introduced three bills with provisions related to 340B and PBM practices.

Missouri state senators in recent weeks have introduced three bills with provisions to bar pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from what 340B providers describe as underpayments and other discriminatory practices.

On Jan. 3, Missouri state Sens. Curtis Trent (R) and Doug

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Mississippi Bill Introduced to Bar 340B Contract Pharmacy Restrictions, PBM Underpayments

Mississippi state Sen. Brice Wiggins (R) introduced one of two bills designed to protect 340B contract pharmacy use and bar PBM 340B underpayments in the state.
Eight Mississippi state senators have introduced a bill to bar drugmakers from restricting 340B contract pharmacy use and pharmacy benefit [...]

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California Hospital Reaches $2.1 Million Settlement Over Alleged 340B Overbilling

After self-reporting an internal audit, Calif.-based Pomona Valley Medical Center reached a $2.1 million settlement to resolve allegations of 340B overbilling.
A California hospital last week reached a settlement to pay the state of California and the U.S. government a combined [...]

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Tennessee Bills Introduced to Regulate 340B Funding for Certain STD Clinics

Companion bills recently introduced in the Tennessee state house and senate would add regulations for 340B in-kind funding.
Tennessee state lawmakers have introduced companion bills that would require sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics to enter into a contract [...]

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COLUMN: Action on 340B Contract Pharmacies Turns to the States

Ted Slafsky, publisher and CEO of 340B Report, writes about the recent rise in 340B legislative action at the state level in his latest column.
As we approach the 16-month mark since we had pivotal arguments over the 340B contract pharmacy program in two federal [...]

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