Welcome to OSPA
Our website has recently undergone some major construction. As with all projects, there always seems to be some challenges. We've worked hard to minimize any inconvenience to our members, however, if you should encounter a problem with the site, please send us a quick email so we can fix it as quickly as possible - firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and welcome to the new an improved site!
The purpose of the Oregon State Pharmacy Association is to assure the viability of the profession of pharmacy in part by promoting the competency of the practitioners and maximizing the pharmacists' contribution to patient care, as well as increasing the awareness of these contributions and capabilities and their values, not only to the profession, but also to other health care organizations and, in particular, to their patients.
The Oregon Health Authority has just published report entitled ‘Drug Overdose Deaths Hospitalizations, Abuse & Dependency Among Oregonians’ that provides an interesting summary of challenges Oregonians and health professionals face in the safe and effective use of medications. Much of the data is generated through PDMP and it will be interesting to see how the data and the studies recommendations are utilized going forward.