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Multiple Developments in 340B Contract Pharmacy Lawsuits

There have been multiple recent developments in drug manufacturers' lawsuits challenging the legality of 340B contract pharmacy requirements.
Drug maker Sanofi last week updated its lawsuit challenging federal 340B contract pharmacy requirements to poke holes in the government’s introduction of, in the government’s words, “over six thousand pages of complaints from covered entities” about Sanofi’s alleged overcharges for
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Biden Gives Becerra 45 Days to Deliver a Plan to Fight Excessive Drug Prices

President Biden has given HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra an Aug. 23 deadline for a plan “to combat excessive pricing of prescription drugs.”

President Biden last Friday gave U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra 45 days to deliver a plan “to combat excessive pricing of prescription drugs.” Becerra’s deadline is Aug. 23.

Biden included drug pricing directives in a far-ranging July

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Rosen Introduces Bill to Boost Nonprofit Drug Makers’ Competitiveness

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen's (D-Nev.) bill, S. 2257, is aimed at boosting nonprofit drug companies' competitiveness.

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) has introduced legislation to help nonprofit drug companies compete in the market with their for-profit counterparts.

Rosen’s bill S. 2257, the Expanding Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices Act, would make it simpler

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News Alert: Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Protect 340B Providers From Reimbursement Cuts and Address Duplicate Discount Challenge

Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced legislation today to address so called pickpocketing of 340B provider savings and establish a clearinghouse to address duplicate discounts.
Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced the PROTECT 340B Act today, which would prohibit pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and other third-party payers from paying 340B providers below-market rates or engaging in other perceived discriminatory contracting practices. While
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Hospital Groups Outraged at Boehringer Ingelheim, Company Defends Its Plans and Calls for 340B Overhaul

Hospitals call Boehringer Ingelheim’s contract pharmacy plans “appalling” while company calls for “substantial reform” of the 340B program.
Hospital trade group 340B Health has asked pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) to withdraw its plan to cut off discounts for drugs that are distributed by contract pharmacies. As 340B Report broke on July 1, BI will stop shipping 340B-purchased
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Two High Profile Opioid Makers Among Companies Announcing Refunds to 340B Providers But Refunds for Mallinckrodt’s Top-Selling Drug Remain Elusive

Refunds for Mallinckrodt’s top-selling drug is noticeably absent from recent posting.
For the fourth time since 2020, Purdue Pharma has announced refunds to 340B covered entities for overcharges. Purdue, which pled guilty in November in federal court to fraud and kickback charges related to its role in fueling the national opioid-abuse
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In Taking Up 340B Case, Supreme Court Could Reverse Longstanding Legal Doctrine

340B hospital challenge to Medicare Part B reimbursement could reverse long-standing legal doctrine.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up a case involving steep Medicare Part B payment cuts to 340B hospital-operated outpatient sites took many legal experts by surprise. However, attorneys that 340B Report conferred with believe the court will be
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Medicare Part B Payment Challenge Not Only Supreme Court Case That Will Impact 340B Program

340B hospitals’ Medicare Part B payment challenge is not the only Supreme Court case next term that will impact the 340B program.

In addition to agreeing to review 340B hospitals’ four-year challenge to deep Medicare Part B cuts, the U.S. Supreme Court said last week that it will take up a case that could impact the calculation used to determine hospital eligibility

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Will Take Up Case Involving Medicare Part B Cuts to 340B Hospitals

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning agreed to take up a case regarding Medicare Part B cuts to 340B hospitals. | Shutterstock

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning agreed to review a federal appeals court’s July 2020 ruling upholding a nearly 30% reduction in Medicare Part B drug reimbursement for hospitals’ 340B-purchased drugs.

The court’s decision to hear American Hospital Association (AHA)

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