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29 May The Future of 340B Rests with Congress

Leading hospital trade groups recently announced they are willing to seek a legislative solution to update the 340B Drug Discount Program. The move, years in the making, is timely and we applaud the effort. Why do we support it?  Because it’s now undeniable that the current...

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03 Apr 340B Winter Conference: In Comes the Pink Elephant

The Winter 340B Coalition conference was more like “Spring” from a timing perspective, and we associate springtime with new growth, vibrant colors, and hope for dark days to end and brighter days ahead.  While San Diego is a great backdrop for sunshine and bright days,...

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15 Mar ASAP340B: Political Bedfellows from Hell

By 340B Matters Greed and political expediency can lead to the darkest places. Take the new group ASAP340B, an ungodly confederation of Big Pharma, Community Health Centers and a handful of organizations likely paid for by the drug industry. Improving the 340B Drug Discount Program is...

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14 Dec New Congress Must Resist Pharma Misinformation and Protect 340B

By 340B Matters The midterm elections have taken place and the next Congress will be sworn in next month. There’s a large incoming freshman class that will quickly need to understand Big Pharma’s greedy and illegal efforts to destroy the 340B Drug Discount Program. With the Republicans...

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21 Sep 365 Days of No Penalties for Scofflaw Drug Companies

By 340B Matters It’s 365 days and counting since the Department of Health and Human Services referred scofflaw drug companies to the Office of Inspector General for assessment of civil monetary penalties for violating the 340B Drug Discount Program. It’s an anniversary that none of America’s...

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16 Aug Celebrating 30 Years of 340B

By 340B Matters The 340B Drug Discount Program celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Over the past three decades, it has helped safety-net hospitals and clinics across the country care for underserved populations – just as Congress intended. These nonprofit healthcare organizations are on the front line....

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26 Jul Feel the Love for 340B

By 340B Matters Big Pharma has been trying to maim or kill the 340B Drug Discount Program for years and hasn’t succeeded. That’s because it has enjoyed enormous bi-partisan support from successive presidential administrations as well as hundreds of members of the U.S. House and Senate. “Every...

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01 Jul Where Are the Rest of America’s Attorneys General?

By 340B Matters Recently, 25 state attorneys general signed onto two friend-of-the-court briefs excoriating the drug industry for illegally denying discounts to hospitals and clinics in the federal 340B Drug Discount Program. We applaud these leaders – and particularly Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, for leading...

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09 May Where Is the HHS Inspector General?

By 340B Matters So far, seven of the world’s largest drug manufacturers have been referred to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General for blatantly breaking the law regarding the 340B Drug Discount Program. The situation has cost affected hospitals and clinics $6...

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