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PhRMA, BIO, and Others Unleash a Torrent of 340B Hospital Criticism

Headline from recent blog post by PhRMA spokesperson Nicole Longo.

340B disproportionate share hospitals (DSH) in 2020 spent 2.2 times more on outpatient drugs per commercially insured patient than non-340B DSH hospitals and 2.6 times more than other types of 340B hospitals, a new drug industry-funded study shows.

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Walgreens Takes Full Ownership of 340B Specialty Pharmacy Company Shields Health Solutions

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced September 20th that it is acquiring the remaining 30% stake in 340B specialty pharmacy company Shields Health Solutions that it did not already own.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced September 20th that it is acquiring the remaining 30% stake in 340B specialty pharmacy company Shields Health Solutions that it did not already own.

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Feds Tell Court They Oppose Health Center’s Effort to Sink 340B Patient Definition

Genesis Health Care, FQHC
Lawyers for HHS and HRSA told a federal district court yesterday the agencies oppose a health center’s efforts to have the longstanding 340B program definition of patient declared illegal.

Lawyers for federal healthcare officials told a federal district court yesterday that the government opposes a South Carolina health center’s efforts to have the longstanding 340B program definition of patient declared illegal.

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340B Report Exclusive: GAO Is Asking Hospitals if They Share 340B Savings with Low-Income Uninsured Patients at Contract Pharmacies

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The GAO is asking 340B hospitals that applied to get their eligibility restored if they give low-income uninsured patients a break on drug prices at their contract and in-house pharmacies.

A federal watchdog agency wants to know if 340B hospitals give low-income uninsured patients a break on drug prices at their contract and in-house pharmacies as part of the agency’s evaluation of a law that helps some hospitals

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New Rule Gives Force to Ground-Breaking State 340B Contract Pharmacy Law

Arkansas Insurance Department
Arkansas has published a regulation that gives force to the state’s ground-breaking 340B contract pharmacy law.

The Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) published a rule this week that gives force to the state’s ground-breaking 2021 law prohibiting drug makers from denying 340B pricing or restricting access to drugs when covered entities contract with pharmacies to

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The Time to Step Up Is Now: Advocating for 340B

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Court Upholds $23 Million Judgement Against CVS Caremark for Unfair Pharmacy Reimbursement

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CVS Caremark must pay AIDS Healthcare Foundation $23 million for Part D drug reimbursement that the PBM clawed back from AHF unfairly, a court says.

A federal district court in Arizona has upheld a $23 million arbitration award to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) against pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) CVS Caremark for unfair drug reimbursement.

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HRSA Grants 340B Enrollment Flexibility in Puerto Rico Due to Hurricane

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Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi (D) (second from right), FEMA officials, and local residents assessed damage yesterday from Hurricane Fiona.

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is letting eligible healthcare providers in Puerto Rico enroll in the 340B program immediately in light of Hurricane Fiona.

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