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May Legislative Update: CareSource announced its intent to implement a new, integrated approach...

CareSource, a leading nonprofit multi-state health plan serving government sponsored programs, announced its intent to implement a new, integrated approach...


2019 PAC Breakfast Speaker Announced!


April Legislative Update: PBM “spread pricing” in Ohio Medicaid managed care

Early this year, amid growing controversy over rising drug costs and declining pharmacy reimbursements, the state of Ohio officially ended the practice of ...


March Legislative Update: The Fight Isn't Over Yet

The fight to lower drug costs for Ohioans isn’t over yet. OPA is pleased to announce that Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) and Representative Thomas West (D-Canton) have introduced...


Legislation re-introduced to end PBM co-pay clawbacks & gag orders!


February Legislative Update: 132nd General Assembly in Review

Three key pharmacy bills that were in the process of advancing through the legislature at the end of 2018 landed on the desk of Governor John Kasich...


January Legislative Update: Here's where things stand

It was one of the most wild political seasons we’ve been a part of. Overall, OPA specifically was monitoring and working on more than 40 pieces of legislation ...


Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes Ohio legislature and heads to Governor Kasich!


Pharmacist provider status legislation passes Senate and heads to Governor Kasich!


Pharmacist provider status legislation passes Ohio House unanimously!


December Legislative Update: Kevin’s Law Reminder

On December 31, 2013, Kevin Houdeshell began a journey he would never recover from. On his way to work he stopped at his pharmacy


November Legislative Update: Finish our Legislative Priorities

The last 22 months have been a whirlwind of legislative activity, and while we have succeeded in paving the way for a great close to the 132nd General Assembly (which concludes at year’s end), we still have to finish the job on our major legislative priorities.


Pharmacist Legislative Day - December 4, 2018


Bocce with Burke! Join us for a fun evening with Senator Dave Burke!


October Legislative Update: Results of the Ohio Medicaid Prescription Drug Program Audit Presented

In an August presentation to the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost released the results of his audit of the Ohio Medicaid prescription drug program. To be blunt, the results are jaw-dropping.


Results of the Ohio Medicaid Prescription Drug Program Audit Presented


September Legislative Update: Continued fighting for substantive reforms to the Ohio Medicaid pharmacy program

While lawmakers are on break, OPA has continued fighting for substantive reforms to the Ohio Medicaid pharmacy program. With the persistent investigative reporting of the Columbus Dispatch...


Ohio Auditor releases stunning Medicaid PBM audit report


Ohio Medicaid announces plans for significant reforms to pharmacy program


August Legislative Update: Recognizing the national attention on Ohio due to OPA’s work to shed light on our dysfunctional prescription drug supply chain

Recognizing the national attention on Ohio due to OPA’s work on our dysfunctional prescription drug supply chain...


July Legislative Update: Ohio House unanimously passes HB 479 to end PBM co-pay clawbacks and “gag orders,”

The Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed HB 479, legislation prohibiting PBM co-pay clawbacks and “gag orders,” 


Legislation aimed at increasing naltrexone access in Ohio passes Senate!


Ohio House unanimously votes in favor of HB 479 to end PBM co-pay clawbacks & gag orders!


Medicaid analysis shows hundreds of millions in PBM spread pricing dollars


OPA supports legislation aimed at increasing naltrexone access in Ohio


June Legislative Update: Provider Status and Pulling Back the PBM Curtain

On April 17, hearings officially commenced on SB 265, which would grant provider status for pharmacists in Ohio law.


Medication synchronization legislation signed into law by Governor John Kasich!


New laws and rules impacting consult agreements and emergency dispensing now in effect!


August Legislative Update: MAC Transparency/PBM Regulation

HB 64/HB 127: MAC Transparency/PBM Regulation


Governor Kasich signs crucial MAC transparency legislation into law!


See what state legislation OPA is currently tracking


Legislative Status Report for Pharmacy (New HBs 284, 334 & 526 )

Update on SB 83

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