Judge tosses AHA challenge to 340B cuts

A federal judge is allowing CMS to move forward with its planned $1.6 billion cut to a federal drug discount program. Starting January 1, providers participating in 340B are scheduled to begin receiving smaller reimbursements for purchased drugs.  Under the old calculation, providers received six [Read more...]

CVS Health CEO on Aetna Deal

Discussing his company's acquisition of Aetna, CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo said he wants to reinvent his stores as health care hubs, providing more consistent care to people with chronic conditions. "Imagine a world where that patient can walk into a CVS pharmacist, also engage with a nutritionist [Read more...]

Legislators propose disclosure of Rx prices

Consumers are sometimes shocked they can sometimes get better prices on prescription drugs from their independent pharmacy than from insurance, according to December news articles by the New York Times and Consumer Reports.   Researchers project as many as 400 million prescriptions a year could have [Read more...]

New Year’s Wishes from WVPA

West Virginia Pharmacists Association sends best wishes for 2018 to all pharmacists and their families. As we begin the new year, pharmacists are reminded to continue their membership in WVPA.   Membership fee of $175 is due January 1. Mail fee payable to WVPA, 2016 1/2 Kanawha Blvd, East, [Read more...]