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Oregon seeks drug price impact stories

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The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) wants to hear from the public about how increasing prescription drug prices are affecting Oregonians.

DCBS is hosting a public Zoom meeting 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, where Oregon legislators will listen to comment and serve as moderators. The department is wanting to know how the steady increases in prescription drugs has affected you and your family.

Members of the public can submit written testimony on the State of Oregon Division of Financial Regulation’s website or speak at the hearing via a Zoom link provided with the buttons below.




Topics at the hearing will cover insulin prices, pharmaceutical supply chain, and pharmacy benefit management rebate transparency. Panelists will include representatives from pharmacy benefit managers, prescription drug manufacturers, prescription drug wholesalers, and an independent pharmacy owner.

Each year DCBS holds a public hearing on prescription drug pricing. State legislators are present and get to hear the public’s concerns.


Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is the founder and editor of the Lincoln City Homepage, a trusted source of local news and information for residents and visitors of Lincoln City, Oregon. He is also a community leader, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for transparency and accountability in local government.


  1. If you have the right insurance, the cost isn’t the issue. For my family, it’s simple
    availability. When Bimart closed it’s pharmacy, it was and still is a disaster.
    Walgreens in Lincoln City is completely inept, and I’m being polite. The feds could probably run a pharmacy better, and that says a lot.

  2. I transferred from Walgreens to Rite Aid. Same thing each time. EVERYONE has to wait 20 minutes in the store. I went the day after my doctor called in my prescription. I was then told, “We are weeks behind filling our prescriptions”. That tells me they are SHORT OF STAFF. Same excuse every time you go there.

  3. I don’t think it’s the amount of staff at all. 20 minutes sounds reasonable to some of the things we’ve experienced at Walgreens, even to the point of driving to the Newport Walgreens, and Walmart. Bimart really threw a lot of people under
    the bus, and it’s got to be an interesting story, why what was obviously a busy
    pharmacy closed all it’s operations.

  4. Rite Aid needs a staff at night to fill their prescriptions if they want to continue to have their doors open for customers. I remember when I first changed over to them I would see a whole line of prescriptions hanging up on the wall, waiting to be picked up. Now, there are none.


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