Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Cuts to Discount Drug Program

(From The Hill)

Judge Rudolph Contreras [US District Court for the District of Columbia] ruled that the administration illegally reduced Medicare payments to hospitals through the 340B Drug Pricing Program by 30 percent — or about $1.6 billion a year — through a rule took effect in January.

The 340B program requires drug manufacturers to give participating hospitals discounts on some outpatient drugs.

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