House Approps Hikes ARPA-H Funds; Seeks 340B Oversight, Biosimilar Uptake, Obesity Drug Coverage

By Gabrielle Wanneh / July 1, 2022 at 3:31 PM
The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday (June 30) to spend $2.75 billion on the Advanced Projects Research Agency for Health, which is $1.75 billion more than was allocated last year for ARPA-H. The HHS spending bill is accompanied by a report that encourages the Health Resources and Services Administration to stop drug companies from restricting 340B discounts, and encourages CMS to boost access to biosimilars, ensure safe dispensing of oral coronavirus treatments and improve Medicare coverage of obesity drugs. President...

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