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.
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Oregon is revisiting its 2013 regulations on pharmacy benefit managers and may be adding more teeth after pharmacists testified that their businesses are still in trouble from PBMs unwilling
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.