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This Week in 340B: April 30 – May 6, 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: Medicare Payment; Contract Pharmacy; Other

  • In the consolidated Medicare payment cut case, the plaintiffs filed a motion for summary judgement.
  • In an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning a qui tam False Claims Act action, the case was released from the mediation program.
  • In an appeal before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging Arkansas’ Act 1103, the court denied the plaintiff-appellant’s petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc.



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This Week in 340B: April 16 – April 22, 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: Medicare Payment; Contract Pharmacy; Other

  • In a breach of contract claim filed by a 340B Covered Entity against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, the court ruled on a number of pending motions.
  • In a case against HRSA filed by a group of 340B Covered Entities seeking relief from HRSA’s recent change in its policy on child sites, HRSA filed a reply memorandum in support of its cross-motion for summary judgement.
  • In an appeal before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging Arkansas’ Act 1103 that was decided in the state’s favor, two parties filed briefs as amicus curiae in support of the appellant’s motion for rehearing en banc.
  • In an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning a qui tam False Claims Act action:
    1. The court scheduled the assessment conference with the circuit mediator.
    2. The court granted the appellant-relator’s motion for an extension of time to file the opening brief.



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This Week in 340B: April 9 – April 15, 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: 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 [...]

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This Week in 340B: April 2 – April 8, 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; Other

  • In a case regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, plaintiff pharmaceutical companies filed a combined opposition to defendant’s motions for summary judgment and reply in support Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment.
  • In eight Medicare payment cut cases, the parties filed joint status reports requesting additional briefing on the sufficiency of payment and the consolidation of similarly situated cases. The court in each case granted the requests.
  • In a qui tam False Claims Act action, the plaintiff-relator filed a notice of appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • In a case challenging Arkansas’ Act 1103, the court granted the defendant’s motion to transfer the case to a different judge.
  • In a breach of contract claim filed by a 340B Covered Entity against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, the 340B Covered Entity filed its opposition to the Medicare Advantage plan defendants’ motion to stay discovery.



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This Week in 340B: March 26 – April 1, 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; Other

  • In a case challenging Arkansas’ Act 1103, the defendant filed a notice of related cases, the plaintiff filed an opposition to the defendant’s notice of related cases and the defendant filed its answer to the plaintiff’s complaint.
  • In a case regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, intervenor-defendants filed a brief of amici curiae in support of defendant State Attorney General’s cross-motion for summary judgment.
  • In a case against HRSA filed by a group of 340B Covered Entities seeking relief from HRSA’s recent change in its policy on child sites, the 340B Covered Entities filed their reply memorandum in support of their motion for summary judgement and opposition to HRSA’s cross-motion for summary judgment.
  • In a breach of contract claim filed by a 340B Covered Entity against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, the 340B Covered Entity filed its opposition to the Medicare Advantage plan defendants’ motion to dismiss.



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This Week in 340B: March 19 – 25, 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; Drug Manufacturer; Other

  • In two related cases regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, plaintiff pharmaceutical companies filed responses to defendant state attorney general’s notices of supplemental authority.
  • All plaintiffs in one Medicare payment cut case voluntarily dismissed the case.
  • In a case challenging the New York Department of Health’s 340B Carveout plan, the Defendants filed a memorandum of law in further support of their cross-motion to dismiss the complaint.
  • In a breach of contract claim filed by a 340B Covered Entity against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, the Medicare Advantage plan defendants filed a Motion to Stay Discovery.
  • A drug manufacturer filed suit against a state agency alleging, among other things, that a certain state law requiring manufacturers to make 340B drugs available to any and all pharmacies entering into a contractual relationship with a covered entity is preempted by federal law.



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This Week in 340B: March 5 – 12, 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 Cuts; Other

  • In six cases related to Medicare payment cuts, the Court ordered the cases stayed for an additional 30 days.
  • In a case regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, the court granted intervenor-defendant’s motion to intervene.
  • In the same case regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, the intervenor-defendant state primary care association filed a proposed answer in intervention to plaintiff pharmaceutical companies’ first amended complaint.
  • In a case against HRSA filed by a group of 340B covered entities seeking relief from HRSA’s recent change in its policy on child sites, HRSA filed its cross-motion for summary judgment and a memorandum in opposition to the covered entity plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment.
  • On March 12, 2024, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in a case challenging a state law requiring drug manufacturers to sell 340B drugs for dispensing through contract pharmacy agreements, affirming the decision of the district [...]

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This Week in 340B: February 27 – March 4, 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 Cuts; Other

  • In a case regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, four proposed amici moved for leave to file amicus briefs in support of defendant state attorney general’s cross-motions for summary judgment.
  • In a qui tam False Claims Act action, the Court issued an order scheduling the trial and referring the case to private mediation.
  • In a breach of contract claim filed by a 340B Covered Entity against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, the Medicare Advantage plan defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss.



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This Week in 340B: February 7 – 13, 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; Other

  • In two separate cases regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, defendant state attorney general filed a reply in support of defendant’s cross-motion for summary judgment.
  • In the same two separate cases regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, intervenor-defendant state primary care association filed a reply in support of intervenor-defendant’s motion for summary judgment.
  • In a separate case regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, plaintiff pharmaceutical company filed an opposition to intervenor-defendant state primary care association’s motion to intervene.
  • In a case challenging the New York Department of Health’s 340B Carveout plan, the Plaintiff’s submitted a memorandum in opposition to Defendants’ cross-motion to dismiss and in further support of their motion for a preliminary injunction.
  • A 340B Covered Entity filed a breach of contract claim against several related party Medicare Advantage plans, alleging that the company has failed to reimburse the covered entity after using rates based on the [...]

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This Week in 340B: January 9 – 16, 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 regarding a state law governing contract pharmacy arrangements, plaintiff pharmaceutical company filed a motion for summary judgment.  
  • Two cases related to the Medicare payment cuts were stayed until February 19, 2024.



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