WVPA to celebrate 2016 Convention October 8 & 9

The West Virginia Pharmacists Association will hold its 109th Annual Convention, October 8 and 9, 2016, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center, 200 Lee Street, Charleston, WV.   WVPA President Krista Capehart, PharmD, MSPharm, will preside over the Convention. "We were able to negotiate a lower [Read more...]

DHHR must bid MCO contracts

A lawsuit brought against the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) by five West Virginia residents has been settled, and will force the agency to competitively bid its contracts with managed care organizations (MCOs) that cover Medicaid beneficiaries in the state.   Five [Read more...]

Abuse declines among teens

Fewer teens are misusing prescription opioids, according to the 2015 Monitoring the Future Survey.  For example, in 2015, 4.4% of high school seniors reported non-medical use of Vicodin compared with the peak rate of 10.5% in 2003.   However, the study also shows that non-medical use of the [Read more...]