Pharmacists reporting of overdose bill advances

Senate Bill 272 is making its way through the West Virginia Legislature, requiring pharmacists, health care providers and hospitals to report suspected or confirmed drug overdoses, and other drug related instances, to the Office of Drug Control Policy. The bill also permits counties experiencing [Read more...]

More OTCs with pharmacists’ advice

According to news reports, 2017 saw many federal regulations nixed by the new administration of President Donald Trump.  2018 will be a year for writing new rules to implement the White House's favored policies. Health care will be a top priority for the President.  In the works:  A push to [Read more...]

Opioids cost West Virginia $8.8B a year

The opioid epidemic is costing West Virginia's economy an estimated $8.8 billion a year, according to an analysis by a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute and reported by investigative reporter Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, February 7. Among all states, West Virginia [Read more...]