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

This Week in 340B: April 9 – April 15, 2024

Posted In 340B

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: Medicare Payment; Contract Pharmacy; Other

  • In eight Medicare payment cut cases, the court approved the parties’ motion to consolidate the cases and the parties’ proposed briefing schedule.
  • In a case challenging Arkansas’ Act 1103, the court filed the initial scheduling order for the case.
  • In an appeal before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging Arkansas’ Act 1103 that was decided in the state’s favor, the plaintiff-appellant filed a petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc.
  • In an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning a qui tam False Claims Act action, the appellant-relator filed a motion to extend the time to submit its opening brief.
  • In a breach of contract claim filed by a 340B Covered Entity against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, the Medicare Advantage plans filed a reply in support of their motion to dismiss and a reply in support of their motion to stay discovery. Additionally, the court in this case ordered that a status conference be held on April 18.
  • In a case alleging contract breach and unfair competition by the prime vendor, the parties argued and submitted their case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Emily Jane Cook
Emily Cook is a practice area leader for McDermott's Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance practice. She is a national authority on the 340B drug pricing program, and also helps clients navigate the full suite of federal and state regulations that are essential to healthcare operations. Learn more about Emily's practice here.

Reuben Bank
Reuben Bank provides regulatory and transactional counseling on all aspects of state and federal healthcare laws impacting hospitals and healthcare systems. Click here to learn more about Reuben's practice:

Bryan Frederick
Bryan Frederick is an associate in McDermott's Healthcare Practice Group. While earning graduate degrees in law and public health, Bryan served as a legal intern at the Los Angeles LGBT Center Immigration Law Project and senior editor of the Michigan Law Review at University of Michigan Law School. Learn more about Bryan's practice:

Kelsey Reinhardt
Kelsey R. Reinhardt focuses her practice on regulatory and transactional matters affecting a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry. Learn more about Kelsey's practice:




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