Tag Archives: Prescription Drugs

Guest column: Oregon shouldn’t get its drugs from Canada

As neighbors in the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Oregon have much in common. We once even shared a common land, until the Oregon Treaty of 1846 established the U.S.-Canadian border, settling a long-standing dispute. We now find ourselves again in a dispute over boundaries, as Oregon politicians attempt to raid the Canadian prescription drug supply, […]
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Don’t import prescription drugs

Importation programs are neither safe nor effective ways to lower the price of medications. Prescription drug pricing has been the subject of much debate over the last year. Pharmaceutical manufacturers have taken most of the blame and were recently called before Congress to answer for their actions. Several states are looking at importing drugs from […]
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Washington County OKs drug takeback ordinance

Washington County is the first large county in Oregon to require drug makers to set up safe disposal of their unused medications. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Washington County OKs drug takeback ordinance

Oregonians help DEA collect nearly 12 million pounds of prescription medication

Residents in Oregon, Washington state, Idaho, and Alaska turned in 37,926 pounds, or 19 tons, of prescription medication on April 27 this year. The Drug Enforcement Agency says it has collected nearly 12 million pounds of unused or expired prescription medications over the course of 17 National Prescription Drug Take Back events, with residents in […]
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Oregon House Votes To Make Certain Cold Meds Available Without Prescription

The Oregon House voted Thursday to remove the requirement to have a prescription to buy certain medicines that some people use to treat allergy symptoms. The bill would allow people to purchase drugs containing pseudoephedrine without first visiting a doctor. The medicine would still be kept behind a counter, and consumers would have to show […]
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Oregon at impasse over opioids for chronic pain

Commission to vote on controversial tapering proposal. Oregon’s efforts to prevent opioid overdoses have reached a difficult impasse: what to do with the chronic pain patients who are on high doses of opioids now considered unsafe. While some experts are warning about the potential harms of forcing stable pain patients off opioids, others insist reductions […]
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With new state law in place, Oregonians urged to report prescription price increases

With the passage of the Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency Act by the Oregon legislature last year, prescription drug manufacturers and health insurance companies now are required to report specific drug price increases to the Department of Consumer and Business Services. In order to facilitate consumer reporting, DCBS has launched the Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency Program […]
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Your prescription drug cost rose? State wants to know

New ‘drug price transparency program’ now in place. The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services said Friday it’s ready to hear about prescription drug price increases from consumers, health insurance companies and drug manufacturers, part of a new program established by lawmakers. Source: Your prescription drug cost rose? State wants to know – KTVZ

State of the States 2019 | The Pew Charitable Trusts – Stateline

In our annual State of the States series, Stateline reporters look at some of the pressing issues state lawmakers are facing as they begin their work this legislative session. Part One: Access to Voting Part Two: School Funding Part Three: Opioid Spending Part Four: 2020 Census Part Five: Prescription Drug Costs Source: State of the […]
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Drug pricing bills in Oregon Legislature get first hearing

The first public hearing on a series of bills designed to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Oregon became heated Tuesday afternoon after House Health Committee Chairman Mitch Greenlick pushed representatives from two medical biotechnology organizations on why pharmaceutical companies couldn’t give the state and consumers a 60-day warning on prescription drug price increases. […]
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