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  • West Virginia County Prescription Data Reports & CSMP Data Dashboard

    12/4/2019

    West Virginia County Prescription Data Reports

    The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the West Virginia Violence and Injury Prevention Program (WV VIPP) and the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center (ICRC), under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are working to address prescription drug misuse, diversion, and overdose within the state of West Virginia.  Prescription drug overdose continues to be a major issue in West Virginia.  Preliminary data from the West Virginia Heath Statistics Center shows that in 2018, over 895 people died in association with drug misuse (including prescription and illicit drugs), and the number continues to rise.  This is nearly three times the national average.  To help combat this epidemic, CDC provided specific indicators to identify high-risk areas within the state to allow for intervention and community education.  The county specific details for these indicators are available at the following link:

     

    https://dhhr.wv.gov/vip/county-reports/Pages/default.aspx

     

    CSMP Data Dashboard

     

    https://arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/4b314711d252496d941048cd4867ab85

  • 2019 Pharmacy Laws Effective week of June 3, 2019

    6/5/2019
    2019 Pharmacy Laws Effective week of June 3, 2019
  • CBD Sales in Pharmacies

    4/17/2019
    April 12, 2019 Re: CBD Sales in Pharmacies Dear Licensee: On June 25, 2018, the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy ("the Board") voted to prohibit the sale of non-FDA approved cannabidiol ("CBD") products in the pharmacy setting. After further consideration of both state and federal regulations regarding these products, the Board is withdrawing that prohibition, effective immediately. While the Board no longer specifically prohibits these sales of CBD products in its licensed pharmacies, it offers no opinion on the legality of such sales under federal law. Additionally, selling or possessing CBD products that contain THC or other controlled substances could be violations of both state and federal laws. Recent testing of retail CBD oil samples from across West Virginia, indicated that over a third of the samples tested contained Delta 9 THC, which is a Schedule I controlled substance. Therefore, it is up to each pharmacy to determine whether they will sell CBD products, and to carefully consider the impact that any state and federal regulations may have on such sales. This notification should not be construed as a defense to prosecution for any criminal charges related to the sale or possession of these CBD products. The Board encourages pharmacies electing to sell CBD products to stay aware of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerts and warning letters issued regarding CBD containing products. FDA information regarding these products can be found at https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm421168.htm.   Sincerely, Michael L. Goff Executive Director & CSMP Administrator
  • 2019 Renewal Notice

    4/10/2019
    Open renewal period will begin on May 1st and run through June 30th. Per Rule §15-1-14.4.2 renewal forms must be RECEIVED in our office by June 15th in order to allow time to process by June 30th. Any licensee not renewed by June 30th is not permitted to practice pharmacy in the state of West Virginia until their license has been renewed. There are no grace periods for expired registrations. All renewal forms RECEIVED in our office after June 30th will be required to pay a late fee. Late renewal period will run from July 1st-August 31st. Practitioner late renewals will be required to pay a late fee. If renewal form has not been RECEIVED by August 31st licensee must complete a reinstatement form to reactivate their license/registration. Online Renewals: • Beginning May 1st online renewals can be completed on our website at www.wvbop.com. • Online renewals will be processed within 5-7 business days. • Online renewals are payable by credit/debit payments only. These payments will be subject to a 2.25% processing fee. • Licensees may check the status of their online renewal on our websites application status page only. Status requests will not be accepted by phone unless applicant’s renewal was submitted over 2 weeks prior and there is no information available on our online application status page. Paper Renewals: • If you wish to still submit a paper renewal you may print your renewal form from our website at https://www.wvbop.com/practitioners/resources.asp. Once completed you must mail your renewal to West Virginia Board of Pharmacy, 2310 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, WV 25311. • Paper renewals will be processed within 2-3 weeks. • Paper renewals are payable to WVBOP by check or money order only. • Licensees may check the status of their online renewal on our websites application status page only. Status requests will not be accepted by phone unless applicant’s renewal was submitted over 2 weeks prior and there is no information available on our online application status page. Renewals will not be accepted before May 1st. Any renewal received prior to May 1st will be returned to applicant The Board has 30 days to process any renewal received after June 15th
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