I'm not discounting your concerns. I think those are legitimate points.
So do you think doctors are in favor of this law because it will push liability to the pharmacists?
Under the Oregon law, a patient must get their first prescription from a doctor. Does that sway you in any way?
I looked around for what pharmacists here are saying about this law but all I found was:
Does the OSPA support pharmacist prescribing of birth control?
The Oregon State Pharmacist Association is an advocate for full utilization of pharmacists’ expertise to positively impact the health and wellness of all Oregonians. Pharmacists’ initiation of therapy when a diagnosis is not required or post-diagnostic management of diseases in collaboration with other health professionals is impactful and certainly within the scope of a pharmacist’s education and skill set.
I shop at our neighborhood pharmacy and don't have any experience with the big chains (other than the time I had to use a compound pharmacist to make meds for my cat (and he was lovely and concerned and happy to help us)).