WV leads nation in opioid overdose epidemic

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, December 21, 2018, the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to evolve. In 2016, 66.4% of the 63632 drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. In 2017, among 70,237 drug overdose deaths, 47,600 (67.8%) involved opioids, which [Read more...]

Happy Holidays!

The West Virginia Pharmacists Association extends Christmas greetings and best wishes for the coming year to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and their families.

PEIA benefits approved by Finance Board

WVPA Executive Director Richard Stevens attended yesterday's Public Employee Insurance Agency Finance Board meeting when the 2019-20 benefit plan was approved with no premium increases or cuts in benefits. The Board's action follows Governor Jim Justice's call for maintaining the current benefits [Read more...]

Brief news for pharmacists

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline are combining their over-the-counter drugs and healthcare products to create a new joint venture. The drugs include well-known brands, such as the painkillers Advil and Excedrin, Sensodyne toothpaste, Tums and the vitamin brands Centrum and Caltrate. The companies plan [Read more...]