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OPA Advocacy Action Center & Current Issues

Check out the OPA Advocacy Action Center with its OPA Bill Tracker, to see the current bills that impact  pharmacists. We need your help to ensure that the profession of pharmacy is protected and enhanced!


2018 PAC Breakfast Speaker(s) Announced!


Ohio takes first step to permanently prohibit co-pay clawbacks & gag orders


Passion for Advocacy Fueled at the 2018 OPA Student Legislative Day

It isn’t often that people know that they’re making a difference. That wasn’t true on February 27 when over 240 Ohio student pharmacists converged on Columbus to make an impact on the profession. This year’s Student Legislative Day was a success ...


Ohio lawmakers call on Auditor to review PBM practices in Medicaid program


March Legislative Update: Prescription Drug Co-Pay Integrity Act

OPA applauds new legislation, HB 479, introduced by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) and Representative Thomas West (D-Canton) that would prohibit the practice of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) requiring pharmacists to charge patients


Pharmacist provider status legislation introduced in Ohio Senate!


OPA leads the charge on Medicaid managed care drug spending reform


OPA applauds White House report calling for breaking up anti-competitive PBM industry


February Legislative Update: Medicaid Drug Benefits

In 2016, Ohio pharmacies saw a dramatic cut in reimbursements, estimated by more than $200 million,


Legislation introduced to prohibit PBM clawbacks & pharmacist gag orders in Ohio


OPA signs onto letter calling for DIR fee reforms in Part D rule


January Legislative Update: MCO PBM Offer to Purchase Your Pharmacy

As members continue to report that Medicaid MCO PBM reimbursements are at historic lows, adding insult to injury, we are aware


December Legislative Update: Crushing Defeat of Ohio Ballot Issue 2


Legislative Update: Locking prescription vials, palliative care

Proposed mandates for locking prescription vials, as well as pharmacist inclusion on proposed palliative care commission


November Legislative Update: "Locking" & "Tamper-Evident" Prescription Vials


Voters deliver a crushing defeat to Issue 2


October Legislative Update: Opioid Analgesics


OPA urges opposition to Issue 2, the deceptive drug pricing ballot initiative


Seeking research and stories supporting pharmacist provider status


Pharmacist Legislative Day - November 14


September Legislative Update: Provider Status for Pharmacists

Provider Status for Pharmacists: Ohio and Federal levels


What pharmacists need to know about Ohio's new acute pain prescribing guidelines


August Legislative Update- HB 49: Ohio’s Budget Bill & Pharmacy Issues

HB 49: Ohio’s Budget Bill and Pharmacy Issues


July Legislative Update: OPA Opposes Deceptive Drug Pricing Ballot Initiative


June Legislative Update: Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes

Ohio Pharmacists Take to the Capitol & Ohio Pharmacists to Get Diagnosis Codes?

Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes


June Legislative Update: Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes

Ohio Pharmacists Take to the Capitol & Ohio Pharmacists to Get Diagnosis Codes?

Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes


Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes the Ohio House unanimously!


HB 101: Better utilizing pharmacists to ease epinephrine access


Provider status legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate!


Governor Kasich signs four pharmacy bills into law!


2016 OPA Student Legislative Day, February 23


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


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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Events

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April 20-22, 2018

140th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

May 17, 2018
11:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists

May 24, 2018

Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations

OPA Office - 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

June 12, 2018
11:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists

July 19, 2018
11:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists