Pharmacy News

  • Mifepristone Update
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on April 12, 2023 that mifepristone can stay on the market, but only under strict conditions that prohibit its use beyond seven weeks of pregnancy and bar its distribution by mail (more here). That ruling stated that physicians (no other prescribers) may prescribe mifepristone for patients at in-person (no … [Read more…]
  • Networking: Your Greatest Membership Benefit!
    As we continue to read pharmacy headlines about the woes of pharmacy and healthcare in general, it’s easy to forget about some of the great aspects of the job – and in particular being a member of a state pharmacy association. For many years after graduation, I paid my dues.  For the first few years, I … [Read more…]
  • 2023: Rowing in the Same Direction
    As we write the final chapter for 2022, let’s reflect on our accomplishments.  This was a year of tremendous progress. Past President Katie Kacmarik challenged us to “Reimagine WVPA” to support today’s pharmacists, technicians, and students. Here’s a quick review of firsts and records broken, including: – an all-time student attendance for our Annual Meeting– … [Read more…]
  • APhM “Improving Healthcare, Increasing Access” Essay Winner Announced
    Allison Given, UCSOP P1 Student, won the essay contest for American Pharmacy Month on “Improving Healthcare, Increasing Access”. In lieu of the Amazon gift card awarded to the winner, Allison asked that a donation be made to CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital. The donation paid for stuffed animals for the NICU and coloring books for … [Read more…]
  • New Awards
    The WV Pharmacists Association is committed to representing ALL pharmacy staff that contribute to the patient care experience. WVPA is excited to announce the creation of THREE new awards to recognize: Outstanding Pharmacy Technician of the Year Outstanding Pharmacy Student of the Year Lifetime Achievement (Impacting WV Pharmacy) Nominations for these new awards are due … [Read more…]