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340B Lobbying Continues Rapid Pace Including by Big Name Firms

There was a flurry of 340B lobbying activity at the start of 2024, including spending by the joint drugmaker-provider lobbying group, 340B Working Table.
The 340B drug discount program—and congressional activity associated with it—remained a hot topic for lobbyists in the first three months [...]

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Former Sen. Pryor Dies, Remembered for Key Role Helping to Enact 340B Law

President Bill Clinton and Sen. David Pryor (D-Ark.) had a close relationship. Pryor played a key role in enactment of the 340B law.
Following the recent death of former Arkansas governor and U.S. Sen. David Pryor, he is being remembered for his important [...]

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Attorneys Expect Many Filings under Newly Reconstituted 340B Dispute Resolution Process

Kyle Vasquez, an attorney for Polsinelli, said he expects a "wave of filings" under HRSA's latest ADR rule because it is more flexible than the prior process.
Attorneys for both covered entities and drug manufacturers say they expect a significant number of filings to the newly re-established [...]

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Drug Industry Vendor, Free-Market Legal Non-Profit Echo PhRMA’s Call for Appeals Court to Rehear Arkansas 340B Contract Pharmacy Case

Two groups filed amicus briefs asking for a full appeals court panel to rehear a case on Arkansas' 340B contract pharmacy access law.
A drug industry vendor and a conservative non-profit each urged a full federal appeals court to rehear a case on [...]

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Maine Issues Draft Rule for 340B Hospital Reporting Requirements with New Data, Enforcement Provisions

After Maine passed one of the nation's first 340B provider reporting laws last year, a state health agency has proposed a rule for implementation.
The state agency tasked with implementing Maine’s state 340B hospital reporting requirement has proposed a rule with additional data and [...]

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Novartis to Refund Covered Entities After Adjusting 340B Ceiling Prices for 100-Plus Products

Drugmaker Novartis filed suit to block Maryland's recently signed 340B contract pharmacy statute.
Thousands of covered entities that purchased more than one hundred Novartis products between late 2019 and early 2023 will be [...]

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COLUMN: Despite 340B Opponents’ Unprecedented Tactics, Many States Progress on Contract Pharmacy Protection Legislation

Ted Slafsky, publisher and CEO of 340B Report, writes about the surge in state 340B legislation in his latest column.
After over 30 years of working in Washington, D.C., I have become accustomed to the expression “politics ain’t beanbag.” The [...]

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