Preview of 2019 WV Legislature

After the dust from the 2018 election settled, it was reported 47.93% of registered West Virginia voters cast their ballots. This was the greatest turnout in recent memory. The republican majority in the West Virginia Legislature maintained control of both houses. The 84th Legislature will be [Read more...]

Updates on News of Importance to Pharmacists

Insurer Cigna says it is using propriety algorithms and machine learning to predict which of its customers could overdose on prescription opioids within a 30-day period. Cigna's predictive model was described by Mark Boxer, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, who said the [Read more...]

WV leads nation in opioid overdose epidemic

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, December 21, 2018, the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to evolve. In 2016, 66.4% of the 63632 drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. In 2017, among 70,237 drug overdose deaths, 47,600 (67.8%) involved opioids, which [Read more...]

Happy Holidays!

The West Virginia Pharmacists Association extends Christmas greetings and best wishes for the coming year to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and their families.