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More Access To Birthcontrol Starts Jan. 1


Pharmacists in Oregon will be able to prescribe birth control pills January 1st.

Pharmacists in Oregon will be able to prescribe birth control pills January 1st.

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Pharmacists who go through a five-hour training will be able to prescribe hormonal contraception to women, starting Jan. 1. Not every pharmacy will choose to make the service available and some of the billing logistics are still being worked out. But women’s health advocates and others hailed the bill when it passed this year as dramatically expanding access to birth control for a wide swath of women.

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  • Lorinda Anderson: Pharmacy instructor in the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University; led the creation of the required training program

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