Pharmacy News

  • 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…]
  • 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…]