Community Health Centers Sue HHS to Install Method to Handle 340B Violations After Drugmaker Feud

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An association representing community health centers is suing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeking help in combating drug manufacturers that are refusing to give their products to 340B contract pharmacies.

Filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the National Association of Community Health Centers, the lawsuit is the latest salvo in an escalating feud over the 340B drug discount program. The centers want HHS to install a dispute resolution process to give 340B entities a pathway to remedy program violations.

The lawsuit comes after several drug companies announced they won’t provide 340B-discounted products to contract pharmacies, third-party entities that are hired by a 340B entity to dispense the drugs.

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