House committee chair presses state pharmacy board on ivermectin

BY: - November 12, 2021

An Ohio House committee chairman leaned into the director of the Ohio Board of Pharmacy Wednesday for his decision to echo a CDC warning against ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment. Ivermectin is a drug used as an antiparasitic in humans that conservative political and media figures have championed as a preventative and treatment for COVID-19. […]


To fix drug costs, stop Big Pharma price-gouging and tax-dodging

BY: - May 27, 2021

By Hannah Hendrix, American Medical Student Association I’m studying at The Ohio State University to become a doctor because I want to help people. Unfortunately, far too many Americans today are confronting skyrocketing prescription drug costs that prevent them from following their doctor’s advice because they can’t afford treatments they need. Drug prices are rising […]

State suit against drug middlemen delayed

BY: - December 4, 2020

Ohio’s first lawsuit against middlemen accused of overcharging state agencies for prescription drugs has again been delayed.  Originally slated for trial last March, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation case against OptumRx now is scheduled to be heard on Nov. 1, 2021. In it, the state says Optum overcharged the agency between 2015 and 2019 by […]

Community pharmacy group says CVS, other bigs are unfairly steering patients

BY: - September 22, 2020

A huge majority of community pharmacists have lost patients in the last six months due to unfair practices by much larger competitors, an industry group that represents small pharmacists said last week.

Hydroxychloroquine sales soared in Ohio despite thin evidence for treating COVID-19

BY: - September 10, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine sales skyrocketed in Ohio the day President Donald Trump first touted the unproven anti-malarial drug as a treatment for COVID-19.  Researchers say the drug has no curative or preventative value against the disease and can cause serious heart complications in people who take it. Limited data provided by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy shows […]

Ohio Medicaid begins laying out plans for coronavirus testing at pharmacies

BY: - July 1, 2020

Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran on Tuesday described plans for Ohio pharmacies to begin testing one of the state’s most vulnerable populations — the poor — for the novel coronavirus. The plans come as data about the virus from Ohio and elsewhere show a worrying trend.  In Ohio, the number of new cases has for […]