The Oregon State Pharmacy Association is gearing up for another run at fixing the kinks in the state laws governing pharmacy benefit managers so that these large for-profit companies won’t push the last mom-and-pop pharmacies to close their doors.
Stacy Ramirez is a faculty member at Oregon State University, yet spends the majority of her time in clinical practice working with primary care homes in Benton and Linn Counties.
June 20, 2013 — The House unanimously passed a landmark bill regulating pharmacy benefit managers, requiring them to register with the Department of Consumer & Business Services and reining in practices on drug prices and audits that independent pharmacists testified were driving them out of business.
February 12, 2013 -- If a disease outbreak swept over Oregon like this winter’s flu pandemic or the whooping cough epidemic declared in Washington last April, children under 11 could not get shots at pharmacies under current law without a prescription.
May 20, 2010 -- Controversy is brewing over a proposed cost-saving measure that could offset CAREAssist’s projected $2.1 million biennial shortfall -- and change the way some of its 2,300 clients receive their HIV medications.
June 17, 2009 -- People addicted to pain medications know the ropes. They go from one doctor to the next and end up with multiple prescriptions for such painkillers as Oxycodone or Vicodon.