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 […]

How Pacific University Students Celebrated American Pharmacists Month

Pacific University celebrated American Pharmacists Month by raising awareness and spreading some cheer, both on and off campus. To kick off the month, students participated in #APhMSelfieDay and took a picture with a group of excited students and future practitioners (figure 2). Throughout the month, we had different patient care events in the community including […]

How OSU Students Participated in American Pharmacists Month

The APhA-ASP chapter at  Oregon State University chose to celebrate American Pharmacist Month this year by recognizing the pharmacists which inspire and motivate their student pharmacists. OSU College of Pharmacy students developed diversity awards, using the word diversity as a pneumonic for nine-character traits that students admire in their pharmacy mentors. Students in their second to […]

Join Us for Young Professional’s Night!

Calling all young professionals and new practitioners (students and seasoned practitioners are welcome too)! Join us in an epic bowling challenge on Friday night, October 4 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Portland’s Punch Bowl Social.  We’ll enjoy bowling, corn hole, darts, ping-pong and delicious food.  This event is free of charge and will […]

OSPA Applauds Governor Brown and Legislators for Passage of PBM Regulation Bill

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed Oregon HB 2185, relating to pharmacy benefit managers, into law: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2185 The bill, supported by the Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA), establishes some basic fair practices: Allows patients the option to use a local pharmacy instead of mandating use of a mail order pharmacy; Allows local […]

OSPA is Excited to Host Two APhA Certificate Programs in October!

OSPA will be hosting APhA’s Travel Service Health Program on October 6, 2019, and APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services on October 19, 2019. Register now! APhA’s Travel Service Health Program October 6, 2019 – OSHU Robertson Life Sciences Building APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services October 19, 2019 – Smullin Health Education Center at […]

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 – […]