OSPA Blog: Oregon’s Commercial Activity Tax Decreases Access to Healthcare, Hurts Pharmacies and Communities.

Oregon’s Commercial Activity Tax Decreases Access to Healthcare, Hurts Pharmacies and Communities Joshua Free, PharmD, MBA Chairman, The Oregon Pharmacy Coalition 1/12/2021 The Oregon Pharmacy Coalition encourages you to contact your elected officials about this issue.  Prescription drugs from your pharmacy shouldn’t be subject to this tax, and drug companies shouldn’t be able to pass […]

Market Conduct Requirements for Pharmacy Benefit Managers effective 1/1/21

Oregon HB2185 Enrolled    Relating to pharmacy benefit managers; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 735.530 and 735.534. ID_10-2020   Market Conduct Requirements for Pharmacy Benefit Managers effective 1/1/21 House Bill 2185 and Associated Rules for Regulation of Pharmacy Benefits Managers Effective date: 01/01/2021 Applicable law: ORS 735.530-735.552 Bills and Laws Oregon Revised Statutes (oregonlegislature.gov) Applicable […]

2020-2021 Board of Directors Nominations Open

Choosing to serve your profession through elected volunteer leadership is one of the most important decisions a pharmacy professional can make. OSPA is extremely fortunate to have a large number of strong leaders who currently choose to donate their most valued assets – time and wisdom – to advancing the pharmacy profession and promoting patient […]

COVID-19: Resources for Oregonians

In today’s information-centric world, the news about Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading faster than we can keep up. OSPA is closely monitoring developments and sharing important alerts as they become available. As COVID-19 continues to impact communities nationwide, it is important that we all take #StepsforHealth to protect ourselves and the communities in which we work, […]

Oregon Board of Pharmacy Positions Available

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy will have at least one pharmacist member position available beginning July 1, 2020.  Applicants should apply for these positions through the Governor’s Office of Executive Appointment.  More information can be found here.  As part of this process,  OSPA has the opportunity to provide recommendations to the Governor. If you would […]