Oregon Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth Control Starting Jan. 1

By Julia Moore Dec. 30, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Pharmacists will be able to prescribe birth control for women next year. 

However, local pharmacies say it's going to take a few weeks before they can start prescribing medication. 

West Main Pharmacy in Medford has built a new section in their building to provide consultations. Pharmacists in Oregon must go through a five hour training to be able to prescribe birth control.

Health officials say pharmacists will be able to determine what kind of birth control a woman should get or if they need to see a doctor. 


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