June 9, 2023

Couple of quick state updates

APC and NCPA have sent a joint letter to the Oregon Board of Pharmacy expressing concern about the agency’s recent fiscal impact request regarding proposed rules on pharmacist licensure and counseling requirements. The proposed rules as currently written would require every pharmacist to be licensed in Oregon in order to provide counseling, and that counseling must be completed live before prescription receipt or within 24 hours of prescription delivery. APC’s letter raises concerns about both the need for and cost of such a requirement.

APC has also written to the New York state Medicaid agency. The agency recently switched to a fee-for-service model which, while intended to provide cost savings for the state, has impeded patient access to compounded medications. APC’s letter elaborates on the negative impact of the new model on compounding patients and urges the agency to address the issue.