Health Centers Sue HHS Over Drug Company Denials of 340B Pricing

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has filed suit in response to recent moves by drug manufacturers to dismantle the federal 340B drug discount program that health centers and the patients they serve count on. The suit seeks to compel the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement a long-delayed dispute resolution process that would allow health centers to act against drug companies that are violating the 340B statute and have abruptly stopped shipping discounted drugs to health centers’ contracted pharmacies. Across the country, millions of lives are at stake and health center operations and budgets face possible devastation amid an overwhelming public health pandemic. NACHC issued a news release with additional information.