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Health System, Drugmakers Battle Over Dismissal Request in 340B Penny Pricing Fraud Suit

Calif-based Adventist Health System/West and four drugmakers are clashing in federal district court over allegations of 340B overcharges.
A California health system and four drugmakers have filed dueling arguments over the pharmaceutical companies’ effort to dismiss a fraud [...]

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FTC, HHS Seek Comments on Role of GPOs, Wholesalers on Generic Drug Shortages

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The FTC and HHS asked for stakeholder feedback on generic drug shortages, which could have implications for the 340B program.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are requesting comments on how group [...]

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PhRMA Washington Post Advertorial Highlights Data Critical of 340B Program

A pharmaceutical industry advertorial in the Washington Post questioned whether the 340B program benefited hospital patients.
The leading advocacy group for pharmaceutical manufacturers recently published an advertorial in the Washington Post that highlights a range of [...]

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Citing U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Health System Sues Medicare Advantage Plan for Past 340B Payments

An Alabama health system is suing Humana over past reduced 340B rates paid by its Medicare Advantage plans.
Baptist Health of Alabama sued Humana in federal court over the lack of repayment by the company’s Medicare Advantage (MA) [...]

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Republican Heavyweights Enter Race to Lead House Committee that Oversees 340B

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) will run to chair the House E&C Committee next session--and is considered by some lobbyists as the favorite to win--if Republicans maintain control of the House.
If House Republicans maintain control of the chamber after the November elections, several senior members will likely vie to chair [...]

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For Covered Entities, Integrated Care is No Longer an Option

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While health leaders have touted the “whole health” approach of integrated healthcare for decades as a way to provide patients with better, more cost-effective care, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly accelerated the adoption and implementation of this model by prompting rapid expansions in telehealth and highlighting

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PhRMA Map Highlights State-Specific Extent of Hospitals’ Contract Pharmacy Usage

Nicole Longo, a spokesperson for PhRMA, said a new state-specific map of 340B contract pharmacy usage illuminates the "radical transformation" of the program.
The leading drugmaker advocacy group issued a data-linked map that aims to highlight the extent of contract pharmacy usage by [...]

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Bucshon Calls for 340B Hospital Transparency at NACHC Policy Forum

Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) told health center leaders he was a "big supporter of 340B" and called for added program transparency measures.
An influential Republican congressman yesterday told a gathering of health center leaders that more 340B hospital transparency was needed to [...]

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Virginia State Senate Unanimously Passes 340B Contract Pharmacy Protections

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Virginia state senators passed a bill by a 40-0 margin that would prohibit drugmakers from restricting 340B pharmacy use as a condition of their licensure in the state.
The Virginia state senate last Friday unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions in the [...]

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