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Pharma loses a key battle over a state law concerning 340B pharmacies

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2024
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In a setback to the pharmaceutical industry, a U.S. appeals court has upheld an Arkansas law that allows hospitals participating in a controversial federal discount program to ship medicines to certain pharmacies. As a result, other states can now be expected to pursue similar laws. The closely watched decision comes amid a long-running battle over the program, which was designed three decades ago to help hospitals and clinics care for low-income and rural patients. To ensure the program, known as 340B, achieves this goal, drugmakers that want to take part...

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