CMS letter outlines Medicaid reimbursement

On February 11, federal Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) sent a letter to state Medicaid directors providing additional guidance on how they can become compliant with the final AMP rule. The letter outlines key changes that states need to address when determining their [Read more...]

People overdosing continue to get refills

Even after overdosing on opioid medications, more than nine out of 10 patients continued to get prescriptions for powerful painkillers, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The overdoses examined in the report were serious enough to send patients to emergency [Read more...]

Pharmacists may provide naloxone under protocol

House Bill 4035 approved by the House of Delegates Health and Human Resources Committee, January 18, permits pharmacists to furnish naloxone hydrochloride in accordance with standardized procedures or protocols developed and approved by both the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and West Virginia [Read more...]