Three More States Introduce 340B Contract Pharmacy Protection Bills

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Virginia state Sen. Louise Lucas this month introduced a 340B contract pharmacy bill. Influential state senators in Kentucky and Florida also recently introduced similar bills.
Influential state senators in Kentucky, Virginia, and Florida have introduced bills recently that would prohibit drug manufacturer restrictions on 340B [...]

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First 340B Provider Reporting Bill of the Year Introduced in Indiana

Indiana state Sen. Ed Charbonneau has introduced a bill that would require 340B providers to annually report financial information on their 340B programs.
A senior Indiana state senator introduced a bill this week that would require 340B providers to annually report detailed financial [...]

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Nebraska Bill Introduced to Protect 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements

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Nebraska state Senator Brian Hardin has introduced legislation to protect 340B contract pharmacy arrangements.
A Nebraska state senator has introduced legislation to bar any drugmaker restrictions on arrangements between contract pharmacies and 340B providers. [...]

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2024 340B Contract Pharmacy Outlook: Expect More State Than Federal Action, Say Attorneys and Lobbyists

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A decision upholding Arkansas' state contract pharmacy law from the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals could cause more states to push similar laws, attorneys and lobbyists said.
Amid expected congressional gridlock, there is a much higher likelihood of state legislative action on 340B contract pharmacies than federal [...]

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Novo Says Arkansas Agreement ‘Preserves It’s Position’; More Manufacturer Deals in the Works

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The Arkansas Insurance Department is considering changes to a temporary settlement with drugmaker Novo Nordisk after hospitals in the state raised concerns.
Drugmaker Novo Nordisk’s deal with Arkansas restoring 340B discounts in the contract pharmacy setting until a coming appeals court ruling, [...]

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Hospital Groups Urge Federal Court to Dismiss Drug Industry Suit Against Louisiana Law

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Four hospital associations filed an amicus brief in support of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's defense of his state's contract pharmacy law.
Four hospital associations are asking a federal judge in Louisiana to throw out a suit filed by the drug industry [...]

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2023 Contract Pharmacy Developments: Surging Restrictions, State Law Legal Battles

In 2023, Arkansas became the first state to move to enforce a 340B contract pharmacy law as manufacturer restrictions continued to increase.
In 2023, the battle over the use of contract pharmacy arrangements by 340B providers was marked by increasing drugmaker restrictions, [...]

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Louisiana, Health Centers Seek Dismissal of Contract Pharmacy Law Challenge

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The state of Louisiana and a coalition of community health centers urged a federal district court to dismiss AstraZeneca's lawsuit against a state contract pharmacy law.
Attorneys representing the state of Louisiana and 340B providers urged a federal judge to dismiss AstraZeneca’s lawsuit against Louisiana’s contract [...]

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Minnesota Issues Draft Guidance Implementing 340B Provider Reporting Requirements

The Minnesota Department of Health issued draft guidance for new reporting requirements with a 340B stakeholder comment deadline of Dec. 19.
Stakeholder comments are due Tuesday on Minnesota’s recently published guidance to implement one of the nation’s first state laws requiring [...]

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