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Rick Olson: Could "Any Willing Provider" Legislation Be The Key To A Future Measure 7?

Rick Olson: Could "Any Willing Provider" Legislation Be The Key To A Future Measure 7?

Despite the resounding defeat of Measure #7 on Tuesday, I predict that the pharmacy ownership law issue isn’t done yet.  In fact, I have heard that it could come up again, but in a manner which is not directly about allowing the large retail stores to have pharmacies.  This could happen as soon as the

Rick Olson: An Epitaph For Measure 7

The people of North Dakota finally had an opportunity on Tuesday to decide the fate of North Dakota’s protectionist pharmacy ownership law once and for all. Well, as many of you probably know, Measure #7 was soundly defeated in Tuesday’s general election. With all of the state’s precincts reporting, the measure was soundly defeated. Unofficial

The Only People Measure 7 Protects Is Rich North Dakota Pharmacists

Measure 7 on the ballot next week would repeal North Dakota’s pharmacy protection law which prohibits ownership of pharmacies by non-pharmacists. Not surprisingly, the people who already own pharmacies in North Dakota love the law. And why wouldn’t they? It severely limits competition. Maybe I should lobby for a bill to prohibit the access of

Petitions To Repeal North Dakota's Pharmacy Law To Be Circulated Again

I missed this in the lead up to the holiday weekend, but last week the Bismarck Tribune reported that another petition to repeal North Dakota’s bizarre pharmacy protection law has been filed with the Secretary of State’s office which is set to approve it for circulation. For the uninitiated, North Dakota law (specifically 43-15-35 of the