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HHHS Withdraws Guidance Requiring Manufacturers to Provide 340B Discount at Contract Pharmacies

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The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has withdrawn a December 2020 advisory opinion from the Health Resources and Services Administration requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to sell covered entities 340B drugs at or below the ceiling price when those drugs are distributed through a contract pharmacy. 

Earlier this year, AstraZeneca and other drugmakers sued the agency over the opinion. The withdrawal follows a federal judge denying HHS’ request to dismiss AstraZeneca’s challenge.