Senate Passes Rx Cost Disclosure Bill

The West Virginia Senate today passed Senate Bill 46 by a unanimous vote legislation that allows pharmacists to to "inform customers about lower cost alternatives to the medication that the customers have been prescribed, including, but not limited to, biosimilar or generic drugs. "This [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Importation Law Introduced

House Bill 4294 has been introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates permitting the State to designate a state agency to become a drug wholesaler to import pharmaceuticals from Canada to provide cheaper drugs to West Virginians.   The bill has been referred to the House Health and Human [Read more...]

PBM Prohibitions Included In Proposed Law

House Bill 4287 has been introduced in the House of Delegates to prevent pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from imposing certain contractual provisions with pharmacies.  The bill also prohibits PBMs from posting logos of pharmacies on medical or prescription drug cards distributed consumers. This [Read more...]

Conditions for ‘partial fill’ Rx

Introduced in the WV Senate, SB 1, provides the conditions under which a pharmacist may partially fill a prescription, and the limitations on subsequently filling the remaining portion of that prescription.   Below is complete text of the proposed law amending Chapter 30, Article 5, Section 27 of [Read more...]