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The Prescription Drug Affordability Board (Board) consists of five members and three alternates appointed by the governor. The Board was created by Senate Bill 844 during the 2021 regular session and is viewable
The Board was established to protect residents of Oregon, state and local governments, commercial health plans, health care providers, pharmacies licensed in Oregon, and other stakeholders within the Oregon health care system from the high costs of prescription drugs.
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The Board will study of the entire prescription drug distribution and payment system in Oregon and polices adopted by other states and countries that are designed to lower the list price of prescription drugs including:
Based on information provided to the board by the Drug Pricing Transparency (DPT) program, it will identify nine drugs and at least one insulin product that it determines may create affordability challenges for health care systems or high out-of-pocket costs for patients in this state based on criteria adopted by the Board.
This criteria will include, at a minimum:
Yes, the Board will create annual reports.
One report is to the Health Care Cost Growth Target program at the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Legislature, which includes:
The Board will also produce an annual study of the generic drug marketplace in the U.S. for drugs dispensed by pharmacists and drugs administered by physicians including:
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