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A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., put drug manufacturer Merck’s 340B contract pharmacy lawsuit against the federal government on hold pending a related federal appeals court decision.

Judge Issues Stay in Merck’s 340B Contract Pharmacy Lawsuit

A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., put drug manufacturer Merck’s 340B contract pharmacy lawsuit against the federal government on hold until after a federal circuit court in Washington rules in Novartis and United Therapeutics’ 340B contract pharmacy cases.

Lawyers for Merck and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week Tuesday filed a joint motion to stay further proceedings in Merck’s case. Merck disputes the legality of HHS’s finding in Maythat the company’s conditions on 340B pricing when hospitals and health centers use contract pharmacies are illegal.

A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., put drug manufacturer Merck’s 340B contract pharmacy lawsuit against the federal government on hold until after a federal circuit court in Washington rules in Novartis and United Therapeutics’ 340B contract pharmacy cases.

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