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HRSA Sends Merck 340B Contract Pharmacy Cease and Desist Letter, Agency’s First in Seven Months

HRSA told Merck today the company's conditions on 340B pricing when hospitals and health centers use contract pharmacies are illegal and must stop or Merck could face civil monetary penalties.

The federal government told drug manufacturer Merck today its conditions on 340B pricing when hospitals and health centers use contract pharmacies are illegal and must stop, or the company could face penalties of up to $6,323 per each

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Survey: Hospitals’ Losses from 340B Contract Pharmacy Restrictions Ballooned During Q1 2022

340B hospitals' annualized losses due to drug makers contract pharmacy restrictions grew sharply during Q1 2022, a survey found.

The financial impact to 340B hospitals due to drug manufacturers’ restrictions on contract pharmacy more than doubled between December 2021 and March 2022, a new survey shows.

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Fed. Judge Lets 340B Providers Intervene in Closely Watched Contract Pharmacy Lawsuit

A federal judge is letting Piggott Community Hospital in northeastern Arkansas and Community Health Centers of Arkansas intervene in PhRMA's lawsuit challenging a state law protecting 340B contract pharmacy arrangements.

A federal district judge on Tuesday let Arkansas’ state health center association and a critical access hospital in the state have a role in the drug industry’s lawsuit challenging the state’s one-of-a-kind law protecting 340B contract pharmacy arrangements.

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Putting a Human Face on 340B

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Let me ask you something: Do you remember what was going on with the 340B program in the early 1990s?

Perhaps I should phrase that question another way, because those of us on the advocacy side can easily cite the fact that the program was kicked off in 1992 to help the nation’s safety-net providers fund vital

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AstraZeneca Stops Voluntary 340B Pricing on Orphan Drugs to Rural and Cancer Hospitals

Effective June 1, AstraZeneca will stop offering voluntary 340B pricing on orphan drugs to critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals, rural referral centers, and free-standing cancer hospitals.

Drug manufacturer AstraZeneca effective June 1 will stop offering voluntary 340B pricing on its orphan drugs to critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals, rural referral centers, and free-standing cancer hospitals, the company said yesterday.

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California 340B Health Centers Blast CMS in Court Over its Role in State Medicaid Drug Benefit Transfer

California 340B health centers' suit against the state's transfer of Medicaid managed care drug benefits to Medicaid fee for service is being heard at the Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse in Sacramento.

California health centers asked a federal district judge in late April to deny the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) motion to dismiss the health centers’ claims against CMS arising over the state’s transfer of Medicaid

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Non-Hospital Infusion Centers See a Path to 340B Reform that Runs Through the States

Infusion Access Foundation's state level 340B outreach includes appeals to Massachusetts' attorney general last month (left) and California's last November (right).

A foundation linked to a trade group that represents more than 130 non-hospital infusion centers is working to enlist state attorneys general and legislators to push for major 340B program changes at the federal level.

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Sen. Grassley Presses HHS OIG to Punish Drug Makers Over Denials of 340B Pricing

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants to know if HHS will impose civil monetary penalties on drug companies that deny 340B pricing over multiple contract pharmacy.

Senate Finance Committee ranking Republican Chuck Grassley (Iowa) yesterday asked the U.S. Health and Human Services Department of Inspector General (OIG) if it plans to punish seven drug companies over their denials of 340B pricing when hospitals, health

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