After delaying it twice, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing to rescind a Trump-era rule that would have given certain low-income patients insulin and injectable epinephrine products at the steeply discounted 340B rate.
In a bid to bring more drug manufacturing back to the U.S. and to ensure an adequate supply of essential medicines, even in public health emergencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is forming a public-private consortium on advanced manufacturing and the onshoring of domestic production.
The American Clinical Laboratory (ACLA) filed an appeal to revive its lawsuit against the U.S. Health and Human Services challenging HHS’ overhaul of the medical clinical lab fee schedule over its “harmful regulatory overreach” that imposes an “unsustainable reimbursement model.”
A lawsuit filed last year challenging a federal rule and certification allowing certain drugs to be imported from Canada should be dismissed because no drug companies have been harmed yet, nor are they likely to be any time soon, the Biden administration said in a motion seeking dismissal of the suit.
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) ordered six drug companies May 17 to immediately resume providing 340B discounts to contract pharmacies without restrictions and to credit or refund overcharges stemming from those restrictions.
The Biden administration’s fiscal 2022 budget proposal included an allocation for an office described as the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Health, or ARPA-H, which would receive $6.5 billion as part of the National Institutes of Health.
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The Biden administration has released an exceedingly brief budget framework for fiscal year 2022 that includes $6.5 billion for an advanced research program at the NIH, which mimics a similar program at the Department of Defense (DoD). Beyond that, there is a clear indication that the CDC would see an uptick in monies, but the proposal offers no numbers for the FDA budget, making this one of the skinnier budget proposals to come out of the White House in recent memory.