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Senate Finance Committee Approves Major Drug Pricing Bill

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve a wide-ranging drug pricing bill, the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of

25 Jul 2019

White House Withdraws Proposed Medicare & Medicaid Rebate Rule Change

In a significant reversal of course, on Thursday, July 11, the White House announced that it was withdrawing a proposed rule by the Department of

12 Jul 2019

Senate HELP Committee Releases Draft Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

On Thursday, May 23, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chair and ranking Democrat of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (“HELP”)

31 May 2019

May 9 House E&C Health Subcommittee hearing

On Thursday May 9, 2019 the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee held a hearing on Lowering Prescription Drug Prices: Deconstructing the Drug Supply

14 May 2019

RWC-340B Fly-in, April 16, 2019

RWC-340B will be scheduling Hill visits for members that are traveling to DC to attend SYNChronicity 2019.  RWC-340B Hill visits will take place Tuesday, April

3 Apr 2019

Top Executives from Pharmaceutical Companies Testify Before Senate Finance Committee

On February 26, 2019, top executives from seven of the largest pharmaceutical companies testified before the Senate Finance Committee attempting to defend the industry’s business

28 Feb 2019

RWC-340B on the Hill

On Monday, December 10, RWC-340B members spent the day on Capitol Hill advocating for the protection of the 340B program for Ryan White grantees and

13 Dec 2018

RWC-340B Leaders Meet with HRSA Administrator and Key HHS Staff

On October 29, 2018, RWC-340B leaders met with George Sigounas, M.S., Ph.D., the HRSA Administrator, and Beth Nelson, HHS Health Policy Advisor, to advocate to

31 Oct 2018

New Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic Clears Congress, President Expected to Sign

On Wednesday, October 3, the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (“SUPPORT”) for Patients and Communities

11 Oct 2018

E&C Chairmen Request Information from 340B Contract Pharmacies

Republican House Energy and Commerce committee chairmen Greg Walden (R-OR), Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Gregg Harper (R-MS) sent inquiries to nine pharmacies asking

1 Aug 2018