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Takeda Loosens Contract Pharmacy Restrictions on Arkansas Hospitals

Takeda has loosened its 340B contract pharmacy restrictions for Arkansas-based hospital covered entities.
Editors’ note: After publication, Pfizer became the 24th drugmaker to loosen or end its contract pharmacy restrictions for Arkansas covered entities, [...]

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Federal Bill Introduced to Expand 340B Eligibility to Outpatient-Focused Rural Emergency Hospitals

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), who sits on the House E&C Committee, co-sponsored legislation that would grant 340B eligibility to certain rural emergency hospitals.
Two federal lawmakers this week introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend 340B eligibility to certain outpatient-focused rural hospitals offering emergency [...]

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340B Program Critics, Supporters Target States 

ALEC, a conservative legislative group that receives drug industry funding, is advocating against state 340B legislation. Provider groups have criticized the campaign and launched their own efforts in support of 340B state bills.
As 340B stakeholders continue to hold out for long-awaited congressional action that could overhaul the discount drug pricing program, some [...]

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Group Critical of Medicare Negotiation and 340B Program Suggests 340B Providers May Avoid IRA Negotiated Lower-Cost Drugs

The American Action Forum published a policy insight that suggested 340B providers could avoid IRA-negotiated lower-cost drugs.
Medicare Part D plans and 340B providers may avoid drugs with negotiated lower Medicare prices to maximize revenue from rebates, [...]

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340B INDUSTRY LEADER SPOTLIGHT

Troy Polan, Chief Information Officer, Avita Care Solutions

Troy Polan

Q: Where did you grow up?

I grew up in southern Connecticut and lived there my entire childhood.

Q: What are your favorites?

Food: Indian, pizza, soft-serve

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Expert Tip from Hudson Headwaters 340B

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TIP: If your entity has not been submitting data to 340B ESP or designating pharmacies associated with certain manufacturers, it may be time

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Breaking News

In Victory for Drug Industry, Kansas Legislature Pauses New 340B Contract Pharmacy Law, Sending Issue Back to the Governor

Kansas lawmakers voted late Tuesday for a long-term pause of a recently enacted contract pharmacy law.
Just weeks after passing legislation to prohibit drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions in the state, Kansas lawmakers voted late Tuesday [...]

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Missouri Senate Overwhelmingly Passes 340B Contract Pharmacy Bill; New Kansas Law Expected to Face Setback Today

The Missouri state senate recently passed a 340B contract pharmacy access bill.
The Missouri Senate yesterday overwhelmingly passed a 340B contract pharmacy access bill, two weeks after the state house passed a [...]

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Louisiana AG, Health Centers Defend 340B Contract Pharmacy Law in Response to Drugmaker Suit

Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill (R) and a state provider group each filed response briefs to drugmaker AbbVie in a case challenging Louisiana's 340B contract pharmacy access law.
Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill (R) and a state provider group each filed response briefs to drugmaker AbbVie in a case challenging Louisiana's 340B contract pharmacy access law.
Louisiana’s 340B contract pharmacy access law is constitutional because it governs drug distribution and not pricing, a state official and [...]

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Instead of Dismissing Medicare Advantage 340B Case, Judge Allows Hospitals to Amend

Humana's request to dismiss an Alabama health system's Medicare Advantage lawsuit was denied by a federal judge.
A federal judge denied health insurer Humana’s request to dismiss an Alabama health system’s suit against its Medicare Advantage plans [...]

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