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 ( Applicable […]

HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines During COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks as children across the United States return to daycare, preschool and school. “Today’s action means easier […]

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 […]

Pharmacist Advocacy Groups Call for New Action to Enhance COVID-19 Patient Care

Pharmacy organizations representing the interests of all pharmacists in the United States have released a joint set of policy recommendations critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.   The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put an enormous strain on our nation’s healthcare system and the supply of qualified healthcare providers is increasingly limited. With 90% of Americans living within 5 miles of a community pharmacy, pharmacists are positioned to […]

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 […]

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 […]