Amicus Brief: Hospital Groups Urge Appeals Court to Uphold 340B Requirements In Contract Pharmacy Case

The AHA, 340B Health, America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Children’s Hospital Association yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit to require drug companies to fulfill their legal obligations to provide 340B discounted drugs to eligible hospitals and health systems, regardless of whether the drugs are dispensed on site or through contract pharmacies.


No. 22-1676

IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP,
                                             Plaintiff-Appellee,

                          v.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al.,
                                               Defendants-Appellants.

On Appeal from the United States District Court
for the District of New Jersey

BRIEF OF AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, 340B HEALTH, AMERICA’S ESSENTIAL HOSPITALS, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES, AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF APPELLANTS

                                  Counsel for Amici
                                   William B. Schultz
                                    Margaret M. Dotzel
                                                       Casey Trombley-Shapiro Jonas
                                                     ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER LLP
                                                   1800 M Street NW, Suite 1000
                                        Washington, DC 20036
                             T: 202-778-1800
                                              wschultz@zuckerman.com
                                             mdotzel@zuckerman.com
                                          cjonas@zuckerman.com

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