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On the Hill: Senate Information Request Targets 340B Contract Pharmacies

Julia Grady
January 23, 2024

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), has asked several large contract pharmacies for information as part of his investigation into how health care entities leverage the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

America’s Essential Hospitals’ legislative affairs team continues to meet with Cassidy’s staff on the vital importance of the 340B program to hospitals serving a safety net role in their communities.

Hill Activity 

The Senate HELP Committee last week held a hearing to consider patient and provider perspectives on long COVID and discuss research and coverage challenges related to the condition.   

Committee Activity This Week   

The House is out of session this week, while the Senate is in session Monday through Friday.   

The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 11 am ET, titled, “Authorization for Investigation into the High Costs of Prescription Drugs and Related Subpoenas.”

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