Pharmacy News

  • Leveraging Medicare to Advance Pharmacy Practice in West Virginia
    In the evolving healthcare landscape, Medicare plays a pivotal role in shaping the accessibility, affordability, and quality of pharmacy services. West Virginia, known for its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes, also faces unique healthcare challenges that underscore the importance of innovative pharmacy practices. This article explores how leveraging Medicare can significantly advance pharmacy practice … [Read more…]
  • It’s Not About CE; It’s About COMMUNITY
    In the last three months, I’ve attended five pharmacy events on a state and national level. It’s been a busy quarter, but representing our members has been my honor. As I reflect, I realize that what we are known for and what we are about may be two different things. Many associate WVPA as the … [Read more…]
  • Taking it to the Hill: Making West Virginia’s Voices Heard!
    “If you don’t use YOUR voice to speak up for your profession of pharmacy and patients, someone else will. And that ‘someone else’ will not have your knowledge to make the good decisions that need to be made. YOUR voice makes all the difference.” Dr. Betsy Elswick has been taking student pharmacists enrolled in her … [Read more…]
  • Rules and Statutory Updates from the 2023 WV Legislative Session
    Workload Task Force Recommendations incorporated into Rules:The pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) is responsible for ensuring that all state and federal laws are followed. If an issue exists the PIC is to notify the registrant and, in the old rule, the Board of Pharmacy (BOP). This created a situation where the PIC felt that they were “tattling” on … [Read more…]
  • 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…]