WVPA Update: November 14

WVPA sent a letter to Governor Jim Justice requesting he allow the new pharmacy benefit legislative rule, passed by the 2019 Legislature, go through the process as written by his Office of Insurance Commission (OIC). The Charleston law firm, Spilman Thomas who represents the PBM industry, has ask [Read more...]

WVPA Update: November 7

In 2017, West Virginia healthcare providers wrote 81.3 opioid prescriptions for every 100 state residents, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The national average? Just 58.7. Treah Haggerty and Cara Sedney -- researchers in the WVU School of Medicine -- are studying how [Read more...]

WVPA Pharmacy Update: October 18

The pain management and opioid policies advanced by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) can help guide the federal government's action plan to prevent and treat opioid addiction, NACDS has told the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is developing an action plan [Read more...]