This weekly series provides brief summaries 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.

Issues at Stake: Contract Pharmacy, Medicare Payment

  • In response to the final rule published on November 2, 2023 detailing a remedy for underpayment in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in AHA v. Becerra, the parties in 11 of the pending Medicare Payment Cut cases requested that the cases be further stayed by 100 days to allow for implementation of the final rule. The parties anticipate that the cases would be dismissed after the payments are made. Stay Orders were issued in six of the cases.
  • In a qui tam action against a group of drug manufacturers, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint.
  • A case attempting to invalidate an Arkansas state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements was transferred to a judge who is presiding over a case with similar allegations.
  • In two separate cases attempting to invalidate the same Louisiana state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, a non-profit comprised of community health centers filed a Motion to Intervene and an Answer in Intervention to the plaintiff’s complaint.

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