Maneuvers on the 340B Drug Pricing Program Battlefield: Duplicate Discounts and Contract Pharmacies

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The contract pharmacy issue and the recent actions of drug manufacturers have also caught the attention of both parties in both chambers. On September 14, 2020, a bipartisan group of more than 240 House lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary Azar condemning the drug manufacturer actions, as have several members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. As described by in a Press Release from Re...

WV Power hopeful to remain affiliated as MiLB, MLB agreement expires-

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West Virginia Power officials remain hopeful that the organization will continue to be an affiliated part of Minor League Baseball, as the league’s Professional Baseball Agreement with Major League Baseball expires on Wednesday. Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and Major League Baseball (MLB) remain in negotiations on a restructuring of the minor league system that has long been reported to cut more t...

APTQI Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Letter to HHS/CMS Urging Medicare to Delay or Mitigate Looming Specialty Provider Cuts

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Today the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) applauded a bipartisan letter signed by more than 160 House lawmakers urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to take immediate actions to delay or mitigate significant Medicare cuts scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2021, while allowing the schedul...

Lawmakers Call on HHS to Stop Drug Companies from Denying 340B Drug Pricing

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Members of Congress of both parties are requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) take action to ensure that providers participating in the 340B drug pricing program can continue to receive discounted drug prices through the program. On September 17, 2020, a bipartisan group of 28 Senators wrote to HHS requesting action, following a similar request on September 14, 2020 fro...

Cisneros legislation to overhaul national stockpile, make more critical supplies in America passes House with unanimous, bipartisan support

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Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised the unanimous, bipartisan House passage of the bipartisan Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act. Rep. Cisneros joined his Republican and Democratic House colleagues to introduce this legislative package, which would reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of critical medical supplies the country needs to figh...

Pancreatic cancer community mourns loss of Justice Ginsburg

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Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, and Congressman David McKinley are all members of the Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers, including pancreatic cancer. “We are very grateful to these three members of our Congressional Delegation for helping to garner additional resources to fight pancreatic cancer,” says Ms. Fetty-Santilli. “Congressman McKinley was instrumental in the United States...

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Trump Tees Up Health-Care Orders This Week

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Lawmakers Seek $3 Billion for NSF: Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and G.K Butterfield (D-N.C.) urged colleagues in a letter yesterday to support providing the National Science Foundation $3 billion in emergency aid. The organization conducts research, including for Covid-19. “While our nation’s scientists and research institutions have risen to the challenge of the pandemic, they are facing enormo...

WV Congressional delegation urges HHS to make changes to Opioid Treatment Policy

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U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.-1), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.-2), and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.-3) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma calling for immediate action to address a decis...

West Virginia Rep. David McKinley discusses national response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Friday afternoon, U.S. Rep. David McKinley met with WV News representatives to discuss the federal government’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. McKinley said that while the pandemic is still very much an ongoing threat, he’s encouraged by the action taken both by legislators and the citizens of the country as a whole over the past few months. “I’d like to say we’re winning the battle,” ...

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