About

Welcome to the West Virginia Pharmacists Association, a statewide professional organization representing the interests of licensed pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students.

Originally founded in the late 1890’s as the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Association, our mission is to promote and assure the health and wellness of the public by enhancing the professional skills and knowledge of our members

The organization changed its name to West Virginia Pharmacists Association in 1974 to more appropriately reflect its representation of pharmacists practicing in the various professional settings. WVPA has become a strong patient advocate over the years to help assure the public receives appropriate and quality pharmaceutical care.

WVPA is very active in legislative and governmental issues. It initiated major advances in the Pharmacy Practice Act, bringing an antiquated law up to today’s standards. WVPA also actively represents pharmacy before state agencies.

The progress and accomplishments of WVPA depend upon the strength of our members. The needs of the profession can be attained by pharmacists becoming active with elected officials and policymakers. All pharmacists are encouraged to communicate with their legislators during the legislative session from January through mid-March as well as throughout the year.

WVPA strives to keep pharmacists informed of news important to their profession. We now communicate primarily via email because of its efficiency and cost effectiveness. If you are a member and not receiving our emails, please send your address to wvrds@aol.com.

If you are not a member you are invited to join WVPA. You will find a membership enrollment form on our Web site. If you have any questions about WVPA, please contact our office. You will find value in your membership.

Richard D. Stevens, Executive Director