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...]

Update on WV Medicaid

The WV Medical Services Fund Advisory Council held its regular meeting October 4 in Charleston WVPA Executive Director Richard Stevens represents pharmacy at the Medicaid meetings. Cindy Beane, Medicaid Commissioner, informed attendees of the expansion of pregnant women included those up to [Read more...]