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24 states support federal government in 340B drugmaker lawsuit

May 17, 2022


A collection of 24 states is throwing its support to the federal government in a legal fight with several drugmakers over access to drugs discounted under the 340B program.

The states and the District of Columbia announced in legal filings Monday that the drugmakers’ moves to cut off sales of 340B drugs to contract pharmacies are unlawful.

“As a result of the manufacturers’ refusals and restrictions, numerous federally qualified health centers and other safety-net providers operating in our states are unable to provide vulnerable patients with affordable prescription drugs and expanded healthcare services,” the friend of the court brief said.

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