New York Times Investigative Story Aftermath: Leading Local Paper Dives into 340B, Emphasizing its Importance for Community Health Centers

Richmond Times Dispatch, Bon Secours Mercy Richmond Community Hospital
A Richmond, Va., newspaper ran an Oct. 1 deep dive into 340B's value to health centers in the wake of alleged 340B program misuse by a local health system that has drawn national attention.

In the wake of a recent New York Times investigation into alleged misuse of 340B savings by Catholic health system Bon Secours Mercy in Richmond, Va., a local Richmond newspaper has published a comprehensive look at the purpose

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HRSA Allows Immediate 340B Enrollment in Florida, South Carolina Due to Hurricane

Hurricane Ian
A satellite image of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28 on its approach to Florida as a Category 4 storm.

HRSA has granted Florida and South Carolina 340B program enrollment flexibility, as public health emergencies (PHEs) were declared in both states in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which left widespread destruction, flooding, and power outages over a 48-hour

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CVS Moves to Dismiss New York AG’s Antitrust Suit That Alleges Monopolistic Behavior Related to Wellpartner

CVS has asked a New York state court to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit alleging that the chain is forcing the state’s 340B covered entities to use its 340B third party administrator Wellpartner.

CVS Health Corp. has asked a New York state court to dismiss the state’s antitrust lawsuit alleging that the pharmacy chain is forcing the state’s 340B covered entities to use its 340B third party administrator Wellpartner as a condition for

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New Rule Gives Force to Ground-Breaking State 340B Contract Pharmacy Law

Arkansas Insurance Department
Arkansas has published a regulation that gives force to the state’s ground-breaking 340B contract pharmacy law.

The Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) published a rule this week that gives force to the state’s ground-breaking 2021 law prohibiting drug makers from denying 340B pricing or restricting access to drugs when covered entities contract with pharmacies to

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Arkansas’ Novel 340B Contract Pharmacy Law Doesn’t Conflict with Federal Law, State Officials Tell Court

Arkansas Insurance Department
The Arkansas insurance commissioner and 340B covered entities told a federal district judge that a state law requiring drug makers to honor 340B contract pharmacy arrangements does not conflict with federal laws.

Arkansas’s first-of-its-kind law requiring drug makers to honor 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies to dispense 340B drugs is not preempted by the federal 340B statute since the state law applies only to the acquisition and

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HRSA Grants 340B Enrollment Flexibility in Kentucky Due to Floods

Due to severe flooding in eastern Kentucky, HRSA is letting eligible providers in the state enroll in 340B on an expedited basis.

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is letting eligible healthcare providers in flood-devastated Kentucky enroll in the 340B program immediately instead of making them wait until the next quarterly enrollment period in October.

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Vermont Passes Bill Enhancing 340B Anti-Discriminatory Protections but Measure Aimed at Drug Manufacturers Fails

Vermont recently extended its prohibition on discrimination by PBMs against 340B entities but did not require drug manufacturers to provide 340B-priced drugs to contract pharmacies.

The state of Vermont has passed a bill extending its prohibition on discrimination by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) against 340B covered entities, which was originally passed in June 2021 as part of the state’s 2022 budget.

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News Alert

New York State Sues CVS for Allegedly Forcing 340B Entities to Use Third Party Administrator Wellpartner

New York State says in a lawsuit that CVS Health illegally forces 340B covered entities to use CVS's 340B TPA Wellpartner. CVS says the the state's claims lack merit and that it will defend itself.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James today sued CVS Health for allegedly forcing the state’s 340B covered entities to use CVS’s 340B third party administrator Wellpartner as a condition for letting the entities contract with CVS retail

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In Effort to Rein in High Prices, Another Big Player Jumps into the Insulin Market

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced in a video message on Twitter that the state set aside $100 million to develop and manufacture its own low-cost insulin.

California will start making its own insulin under a state budget bill Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed June 30.

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Sponsor Halts California Bill to Shield 340B Providers from Manufacturers and PBMs’ Actions

California state Sen. Richard Pan (D) asked a state Assembly committee to cancel a hearing on his Senate-approved bill to prohibit drug manufacturer conditions on 340B pricing and pharmacy benefit manager discrimination against 340B covered entities.

A bill in California to prohibit drug manufacturer conditions on 340B pricing and pharmacy benefit manager discrimination against 340B covered entities died in a state Assembly committee on Tuesday.

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