Drug diversion course scheduled

WV Pharmacy Law and Board of Pharmacy rules require a licensed pharmacist to complete an approved, three-hour course on "drug diversion and best practices prescribing of controlled substances" every two years to maintain their license.  The law (SB 437) was passed by the Legislature and is required [Read more...]

Building a community of care

The featured speaker at the West Virginia Pharmacists Association 109th Annual Convention is Jean Venable "Kelly" Goode, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP, President of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She is Professor of the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, VCU School of [Read more...]

Pharmacies to comply with new OCR rule

Pharmacies are impacted by a new Office of Civil Rights rule relating to nondiscrimination regulations.  The new rule is part of the Affordable Care Act. Taking effective July 18 the OCR rule requires health care entities receiving federal funds, such as Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP, to engage in [Read more...]

Naloxone Dispensing and Counseling

Sought and supported by West Virginia Pharmacists Association the 2016 West Virginia Legislature passed, and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed, Senate Bill 431 authorizing pharmacists and pharmacy interns to dispense an opioid antagonist without a prescription. Provisions of the new law were [Read more...]