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Estimated 340B Revenue Exceeded Charity Care Spending for 85% of DSH Hospitals, Says Pharma-backed Group

340B revenue exceeds charity care spending for most DSH hospitals, said a report from drug industry-backed AIR340B.
Eighty-five percent of DSH hospitals earned more in estimated 340B revenue in 2022 than they incurred in charity care costs, [...]

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West Virginia Providers Praise Newly Passed State 340B Contract Pharmacy Protection Law

West Virginia providers said they strongly support the 340B contract pharmacy protection bill that Gov. Jim Justice (R) signed into law on March 27.
West Virginia provider groups are applauding a newly passed law to bar drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions in the state [...]

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Mississippi Senate Committee Approves State House’s 340B Contract Pharmacy, PBM Bill

Chad Netterville, director of the MHA Center for Rural Health, said Mississippi's 340B contract pharmacy bill is "seeing more opposition" as it advances in the state legislature but he remains optimistic about its passage.
Two weeks after the Mississippi House passed a bill to bar drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions and certain 340B-specific pharmacy [...]

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Veronica Brisco: A Leading Voice for Those with HIV and AIDS

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Ms. Veronica Brisco is an advocate who “Speaks Out Loud” about her HIV diagnosis received in December 1999. Although diagnosed in 1999, she determined in May of 2011 to begin a personal journey to openly challenge the world to “Hear Me as I Speak Out Loud and Proud” in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Ms. Brisco is a native of Philadelphia. Despite the challenges and obstacles of growing up in the inner city, she excelled and thrived in her environment with the love and support of family and friends. She was recruited by many colleges and universities after receiving an extensive number of academic scholarships and awards, including a four-year volleyball scholarship from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). In 1985, Ms. Brisco was nominated and elected Miss UMES and featured in the Ebony Magazine as one of the reigning Queens of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. As a graduate of UMES

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As Deadline Approaches, First Stakeholders Respond to Senate Group of Six Draft 340B Overhaul

The deadline for stakeholders to respond to the bipartisan senate "group of six" 340B draft 340B overhaul is April 1.
Less than four days remain for stakeholders to comment on the highly anticipated bipartisan senate draft 340B program overhaul, and [...]

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Gaps in Hospital Financial Data Limit 340B Transparency, Analysis Says

A KFF issue brief examined gaps in available data on hospitals and health systems' finances and use of the 340B program.
Significant gaps in hospital and health system’s financial data, including 340B program use, “limit transparency for policymakers, researchers, and consumers,” [...]

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Three 340B Terminations, Seven Paybacks to Manufacturers in Latest Provider Audit Findings

Federal regulators released a March 20 update to ongoing 340B program integrity audits for fiscal year 2023.
Federal auditors determined terminations from the 340B program were required for either a covered entity site or a contract pharmacy [...]

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West Virginia Becomes Third State to Enact 340B Contract Pharmacy Protection Law

W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice (R) signed a bill prohibiting drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions, which will take effect on June 6.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) signed into law today a bill to prohibit drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions, making [...]

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Kansas State Lawmakers Pass 340B Contract Pharmacy Protections in Separate Budget Bills But Face Resistance from House Speaker and Certain Advocacy Groups

Both Kansas state legislative chambers passed budget bills that included amendments to bar drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions.
The Kansas state house and senate have passed separate budget bills with late added amendments to prohibit drugmaker 340B contract [...]

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