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The Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA) strongly urges:
1. Immediate action on PBM reform and enforcement efforts
2. Exempting prescription drugs from the Oregon Corporate Activities Tax (CAT)
3. Immediate workplace staffing improvements in chain pharmacies to protect patients and staff.
- Step 1- make an appeal to the PBM or contact them directly about the violation of the law.
- Step 2- escalate the appeal if you don’t get results. Give them written quotes or copies of the law. Get your PSAO (Pharmacy Services Administration Organization) involved if you have one. PBMs do want to be compliant if you can get to someone of responsibility.
- Step 3- file a complaint with the Department of Consumer and Business Services
Read our new blog, written by Josh Free, PharmD, MBA, titled “Oregon’s Commercial Activity Tax Decreases Access to Healthcare, Hurts Pharmacies and Communities.”
Prescription drugs from your pharmacy shouldn’t be subject to this tax, and drug companies shouldn’t be able to pass on their share to pharmacies.
February 26-27, 2022
The Graduate Hotel
15 CE Hours