Legislative Update: January 23

Senate Bill 129 prohibits a prescriber from prescribing more than a seven-day supply of a Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substance for a patient upon the initial consultation or treatment of the patient for acute pain.   After issuing the initial prescription and evaluating the patient's [Read more...]

Pharmacy Bills Advanced by House Committee

The WV House of Delegates Committee on Health and Human Resources approved House Bill 4026 late yesterday exempting pharmacy cashiers from b  eing licensed.  The new language added to Chapter 30, Article 5, Section 29, reads: "A person who handles a prescription drug only during the point of sale to [Read more...]

Proposed Law Limits Rx

Senate Bill 129, introduced January 10, limits a practitioner from prescribing more than a seven-day supply of a Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substance for a patient upon the initial consultation or treatment of the patient for acute pain. The bill defines "acute pain" to mean pain, [Read more...]