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2023 annual public hearing on prescription drug prices

Each year the Department of Consumer and Business Services holds a public hearing on prescription drug pricing. The public hearings include state legislators and provide time for public comment. The hearings cover topics related to prescription drug pricing to inform the Oregon Legislature and the public. No pre-registration required.

Hearing presentation


Highlights and recommendations from the 2023 Drug Price Transparency Report

  • Agency presentation of the 2023 Drug Price Transparency Report to the Oregon Legislature

Diabetic drugs approved for weight loss

  • Invited presenters to speak about expensive drugs approved to treat diabetes that are now also approved for chronic weight management for non-diabetic adults with obesity.

What determines the cost of a generic and why are many so expensive?

  • Invited presenters to speak about why some generics are so expensive and have a very small discount when compared to the brand name drug.

There will be opportunities for public comment. Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi will facilitate the hearing, and Oregon legislators will ask questions and lead discussions about the panel presentations.

Public testimony

We encourage you to testify at the hearing or provide written testimony. Contact us at for any questions you have about sharing your story or the public hearing.

Share your stories

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services is asking for the public's help before the 2023 public hearing on prescription drug prices. The department has set up a brief survey for consumers to share their stories about rising prescription drug prices. Drug prices play a major role in the health care decisions of Oregonians, and the cost of prescription drugs have steadily increased. The department wants to hear your stories about the increased costs of prescription drug prices and how they have affected you and your family.

Share your Rx drug price story here
Read stories from other consumers

Previous hearings

You can watch the recording of the previous annual public hearings below and see the agendas, slides, and written testimony.

2019-2022 hearings


If you need special services, please notify our team no later than Nov. 22, 2023.