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...]

Annual Convention Update

The keynote speaker for the 109th Annual Convention is Kelly Goode, Pharm.D., President of the American  Pharmacists Association (APhA).  Pharmacists can look forward to hearing her speak on collaborative practice and medication therapy management. Scheduled for October 8 and 9, 2016, at the [Read more...]

Governor expected to veto budget bill

The budget bill (HB 101) passed by lawmakers during the recent special session of the WV Legislature June 2 is expected to be vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.  The bill calls for $182.6 million of the State's "rainy day" reserve fund and $62.4 million in one-time sweeps from various accounts to [Read more...]

Opioid prescribing falls: WV greatest drop

The number of opioid prescriptions has fallen across the U. S. and in West Virginia over the past three years, slowing the nearly two-decade rise of narcotic painkillers, which still kill more Americans each year than any other drug. According to IMS Health, a global health information and [Read more...]