Elderly Oregonians Upbeat About COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccinations

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.

Pharmacists’ Bill Tightening PBM Regulation Passes Senate Health

Negotiations will continue on SB 1505 in the legislative budget committee, as pharmacists claim that a lack of enforcement capability at the Department Consumer & Business Services has led some bad-acting PBMs to ignore the law.

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

Pharmacists on Primary Care Team Save Money, Lives

Pharmacists and insurers urge those managing pharmacy benefits to support Legislation making clinical pharmacists a part of interdisciplinary medical care teams.

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.

Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Genentech Pour Money into State Elections

The Lund Report
Pharmaceutical companies spent $491,000 to influence elections and legislation in the Oregon capitol, as the Legislature tailored certain bills to fit their interests.

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.

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