Oregon seeking feedback on rising prescription drug costs

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services wants people to share their stories of rising prescription drug prices ahead of a December hearing.

The department has a survey for consumers to ask questions and share their experiences.

“Drug prices play a major role in health care decisions of Oregonians and the cost of prescription drugs have steadily increased in the past 10 years. The department wants to know what questions you have about the increase in prescription drugs and how has it affected you and your family,” a news release about the survey said.

The department’s hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Dec. 8. 

The effort is part of the state’s drug pricing transparency program, which holds an annual hearing on the cost of prescription medication.

Tune in to the hearing via Zoom http://dcbspage.org/RXDRUGPRICEHEARING2021. There will be opportunities to provide public testimony during the hearing. 

-Saphara Harrell