WVPA Update: January 9

There's a growing trend of pharmacies that are being terminated from pharmacy networks by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) due to the pharmacy's affiliation with providers who have been previously terminated from the PBM's pharmacy network. PBMs are targeting pharmacies that have relationships [Read more...]

Welcome to the New Year

The West Virginia Pharmacists Association extends New Year's appreciation to pharmacists for their contribution and support of pharmacy during 2019. The Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) has announced proposed regulations to improve the agency's ability to oversee the production of opioids [Read more...]

WV pharmacies hailed by NACDS for role in care

Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment could benefit from pharmacists' accessibility and expertise, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) recently wrote in detailed letter to 15 Medicaid program directors. NACDS also called for action on policy recommendations designed to help [Read more...]

WVPA Update: December 21

The spreading legalization of marijuana bodes ill for the sleep industry. Many folks in states where pot is legal are turning to it not to get high, but to combat insomnia. Colorado offers a revealing test case. Sales of insomnia drugs, which had been growing, plummeted in 2014, when the state [Read more...]