Pharmacists called to attend West Virginia Legislature

The West Virginia Pharmacists Association will hold its annual Pharmacists Day at the Legislature, January 25, 2019, at the State Capitol Building, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East, in Charleston.

The event begins with arrivals at 8:30 a.m. on the First Floor immediately outside the Senate Chambers.   Pharmacists and students will be given a brief on legislation of importance to pharmacy by Ken Reed, President, and Richard Stevens, Executive Director.

Plans include group pictures at 9:00 a.m., a Health Fair with pharmacists and students providing various health screenings (e.g. blood pressure) of legislators and Capitol staff. 

Pharmacists and students will then visit members of the House of Delegates and Senate in their offices from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., then attend sessions of the House and Senate in the two galleries.  Attending the sessions will give students and pharmacists insight into lawmakers debating issues on the floor of the two chambers.

Following adjournment of the House and Senate, pharmacists and students will continue making visits with lawmakers in their offices.  The visits will conclude around 2:00 p.m.

 “We hope pharmacists and students take the time to visit pharmacy day and inform legislators of issues important to our profession.  It’s an opportunity to demonstrate the value we provide our patients,” said Reed.

In order to plan space for everyone’s convenience, pharmacists are requested to send an email to indicating their plans to attend Pharmacy Day at the Legislature.  Please include your full name, address and email with your message.