More than 100 separate bills regulating pharmacy benefit managers that serve as conduits for drug manufacturers have been introduced in 42 states, including Oregon, this year,
The federal government sent roughly 12,000 vaccine doses to more than 120 Costco, Health Mart, Safeway and Albertsons pharmacies in 27 of Oregon’s 36 counties last week as part of the initial phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
CORVALLIS – A 2016 Oregon law allowing pharmacists to write birth control prescriptions is helping more women at risk for unintended pregnancies to use contraception, new research by Oregon State University suggests.
Medicare pays hundreds of millions of dollars each year for prescription creams, gels and lotions made-to-order by pharmacies — mainly as pain treatments.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Hospital readmissions, a $17 billion annual problem, are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities that sometimes have significantly less access to pharmacies, according to a study published today that was one of the first to examine this issue.
The Senate Health Care Committee has scaled back the ambitions of SB 1505, but pharmacists are still hopeful that they’ll get a bill to lay out an even playing field with pharmacy benefit managers, as was expec
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.
September 4, 2013 -- Nineteen drug companies have spent a combined half a million dollars since 2011 trying to influence elections and legislation, led by Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Genentech.
Pfizer, known for Viagra, Zoloft and Xanax, is the world’s largest drug company by revenue, and Eli Lilly is the world’s largest manufacturer of psychiatric medications, such as Prozac.