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Exploring Critical Business and Legal Issues across the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries

This Week in 340B: June 11 – 17, 2024

Find this week’s updates on 340B litigation to help you stay in the know on how 340B cases are developing across the country. Each week we comb through the dockets of more than 50 340B cases to provide you with a quick summary of relevant updates from the prior week in this industry-shaping body of litigation. Get more details on these 340B cases and all other material 340B cases pending in federal and state courts with the 340B Litigation Tracker, a subscription product from McDermott+Consulting.

Issues at Stake: Contract Pharmacy; Medicare Payment

  • In a breach of contract claim related to payments for 340B drugs filed by a 340B Covered Entity against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, the Medicare Advantage plans filed a motion to dismiss.
  • In a contract pharmacy case, the 340B Covered Entity plaintiff-appellant filed its opening appeal brief.
  • A drug manufacturer filed a complaint against a state attorney general to challenge a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements.
  • In two related cases regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, defendant state attorney general filed motions to consolidate the two cases.
  • In another case regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, the parties filed a joint motion for a modified briefing schedule.



This Week in 340B: June 4 – 10, 2024

Find this week’s updates on 340B litigation to help you stay in the know on how 340B cases are developing across the country. Each week we comb through the dockets of more than 50 340B cases to provide you with a quick summary of relevant updates from the prior week in this industry-shaping body of litigation. Get more details on these 340B cases and all other material 340B cases pending in federal and state courts with the 340B Litigation Tracker, a subscription product from McDermott+Consulting.

Issues at Stake: Contract Pharmacy

  • In five separate stayed cases challenging the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA’s) position on 340B contract pharmacy arrangements, the court maintained the stay following the appellate decision in two related cases and ordered a future joint status report.
  • In three related cases regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, intervenor-defendant state primary care association filed responses to plaintiff pharmaceutical companies’ notices of supplemental authority. In one of the three cases, defendant state attorney general also filed a response to plaintiffs’ notices of supplemental authority.



This Week in 340B: May 28 – June 3, 2024

Find this week’s updates on 340B litigation to help you stay in the know on how 340B cases are developing across the country. Each week we comb through the dockets of more than 50 340B cases to provide you with a quick summary of relevant updates from the prior week in this industry-shaping body of litigation. Get more details on these 340B cases and all other material 340B cases pending in federal and state courts with the 340B Litigation Tracker, a subscription product from McDermott+Consulting.

Issues at Stake: Contract Pharmacy; Medicare Payment

  • In three related cases regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, pharmaceutical companies filed notices of supplemental authority. In two of the three cases, the state attorney general filed responses.
  • In two new cases challenging proposed state laws governing contract pharmacy arrangements, a pharmaceutical company filed complaints in federal court. In one of these cases, the pharmaceutical company additionally filed a motion for preliminary injunction, and a memorandum in support of its motion for preliminary injunction.
  • In a consolidated case addressing the Medicare 340B payment cuts, the government filed its opposition to the hospitals’ motion for summary judgement and a cross-motion to dismiss.
  • A trade associating representing drug manufacturers filed claims against two separate states in two different federal courts challenging state laws addressing 340B contract pharmacy arrangements.
  • A drug manufacturer filed a complaint against the federal government for failing to respond to a FOIA request involving contracts between 340B covered entities and contract [...]

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This Week in 340B: May 21 – 27, 2024

Find this week’s updates on 340B litigation to help you stay in the know on how 340B cases are developing across the country. Each week we comb through the dockets of more than 50 340B cases to provide you with a quick summary of relevant updates from the prior week in this industry-shaping body of litigation. Get more details on these 340B cases and all other material 340B cases pending in federal and state courts with the 340B Litigation Tracker, a subscription product from McDermott+Consulting.

Issues at Stake: Contract Pharmacy; Medicare Payment

  • In a case challenging Arkansas’ Act 1103, the court approved the parties’ jointly stipulated protective order.
  • In three separate cases regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, the court granted the plaintiffs’ request for oral argument on the motions and cross-motions for summary judgment in all related pending cases.
  • In three separate cases challenging HRSA’s position on contract pharmacy arrangements, the court ordered the parties to file a joint status report proposing a schedule for further proceedings in light of the DC Circuit’s decision in Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Johnson.
  • In a separate case challenging HRSA’s position on contract pharmacy arrangements, the manufacturer submitted the DC Circuit’s decision in Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Johnson as supplemental authority.
  • In two consolidated contract pharmacy cases, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion.
  • In a breach of contract claim filed by a 340B Covered Entity against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, the 340B Covered [...]

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This Week in 340B: May 14 – 20, 2024

Find this week’s updates on 340B litigation to help you stay in the know on how 340B cases are developing across the country. Each week we comb through the dockets of more than 50 340B cases to provide you with a quick summary of relevant updates from the prior week in this industry-shaping body of litigation. Get more details on these 340B cases and all other material 340B cases pending in federal and state courts with the 340B Litigation Tracker, a subscription product from McDermott+Consulting.

Issues at Stake: Contract Pharmacy

  • In three separate cases regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, plaintiff pharmaceutical companies and plaintiff associations representing drug manufacturers filed joint requests for oral arguments on the motions and cross-motions for summary judgment in all related pending cases.
  • In another case regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, intervenor-defendant state primary care association filed a response to plaintiff’s notice of supplemental authority.
  • In a case challenging the 340B Administrative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rule, the parties filed a joint status report.
  • In a case challenging Arkansas’ Act 1103, the parties filed a joint motion for entry of a stipulated protective order and an electronic discovery order.



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