Online Emergency Preparedness CE Course Available!

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and the Role of the Oregon Pharmacist Online Continuing Education (CE) for Oregon Pharmacists This CE course provides pharmacists with valuable background on preparedness and emergency response, simple strategies to keep family members safe and maintain critical pharmacy operations at work during public health emergencies. Also, it reviews the legal framework for […]

OSPA PIC Rules Position Statement

OSPA Position Statement on the Oregon Board of Pharmacy proposed changes to rules regarding PICs The Oregon State Pharmacy Association supports proposed OAR 855-041-2105 rule changes. Specifically (2)(a) which ensures that a person directing the professional activities of a PIC is an Oregon licensed pharmacist. Comments in support: Supervision of PICs by licensed pharmacists is […]

Announcing the new Public Health and Pharmacy Formulary Advisory Committee

OSHP and OSPA would like to congratulate and thank the appointees selected by Oregon governor Kate Brown for the Public Health and Pharmacy Formulary Advisory Committee. Appointed 12/1/17 – 11/30/19 Evon Anukam, Pharmacist – Clackamas Amy Burns, Pharmacist – Grants Pass Amy Valdez, Pharmacist – Portland Mark Helm, Physician – Salem Sean Jones, Physician – […]

Pharmacist Prescribed Birth Control General Information and FAQs

General Information Oregon pharmacists have been afforded the opportunity to increase safe access to hormonal birth control in a bill recently signed by Governor Brown. Rep. Knute Buhler, a physician in Bend, Oregon, working with colleagues in the legislature envisioned a process through which patient access to prescriptions for self-administered hormonal birth control could be […]

The 2018 Mid-Election Politics

By Bill Cross & Niki Terzieff, OSPA’s Government Affairs Advocates Although your advocacy leaders are already thinking about policy proposals and strategies for the 2019 Legislative Session, running as background script throughout this year – and all advocacy activities – is the mid-term election cycle. Without even contemplating national politics… it’s going to be a […]

2018 Primaries and Possible Special Session

By Bill Cross & Niki Terzieff, OSPA’s Government Affairs Advocates The Oregon Primary Election is just a few weeks away on May 15th and has been fairly low key on the surface…but there is a lot at stake. The makeup of the Oregon Legislature is 17 Democrats and 13 Republicans in the Senate and 35 […]

Session may be short but has lots of spark

By Bill Cross & Niki Terzieff, OSHP’s Government Affairs Advocates A little over half-way through the 2018 legislative session and legislators, staff, lobbyists and state agency officials are all complaining about the intensity of the “short” session. The “short” session is conducted in the even-numbered years and is limited to 35 days. Approved by the […]

Public Health and Pharmacy Formulary Advisory Committee

OSHP and OSPA would like to congratulate and thank the appointees selected by Oregon governor Kate Brown for the Public Health and Pharmacy Formulary Advisory Committee. Appointed 12/1/17 – 11/30/19 Evon Anukam, Pharmacist – Clackamas Amy Burns, Pharmacist – Grants Pass Amy Valdez, Pharmacist – Portland Mark Helm, Physician – Salem Sean Jones, Physician – […]

It Ain’t All Gumdrops & Rainbows

By Bill Cross & Niki Terzieff, OSPA’s Government Affairs Advocates The State Legislature mercifully adjourned this past July, giving way to a short reprieve before the Interim Legislative Days just in mid-September. Gone are the days when policy making – and the ensuing politics – take the holidays off. Any more, the interim is hardly […]