PBM regulation legislation introduced

Senator Ryan Ferns (R-Ohio) is lead sponsor of Senate Bill 322 in the West Virginia Senate calling for regulation of the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry.  Co-sponsoring the proposed legislation are Senators Ron Stollings (D-Boone), Charles Trump (R-Morgan) and Ed Gaunch (R-Kanawha).  WVPA [Read more...]

Role of PBMs with pharmacies and patients

The West Virginia Legislature will be taking up legislation in 2016 -- as it did in 2015 with Senate Bill 84 -- to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).   Because there is no regulatory authority over these entities or transparency to purchasers of prescription drugs required, some PBMs are [Read more...]

WVPA to celebrate 2016 Convention October 8 & 9

The West Virginia Pharmacists Association will hold its 109th Annual Convention, October 8 and 9, 2016, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center, 200 Lee Street, Charleston, WV.   WVPA President Krista Capehart, PharmD, MSPharm, will preside over the Convention. "We were able to negotiate a lower [Read more...]