Mirixa Announces WellCare Enhanced MTM Program

WellCare and Mirixa are working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to test new and innovative concepts in patient care through Enhanced MTM and Targeted Intervention services. WellCare patients in the CMS designated test model regions (AZ, FL, IA, LA, MN, MT, ND, NE, SD, VA, and WY) may be qualified by […]

Ohio Bill Would Allow for Epinephrine Substitution

An Ohio state legislator has introduced a bill to allow pharmacists the authority to substitute epinephrine autoinjectors without requiring a new prescription.  HB 101, the Epinephrine Accessibility Act, allows pharmacists to substitute an epinephrine product due to cost, ease of use, or effectiveness.  This bill comes on the heels of the outcry around the increasing […]

Texas Legislation Would Allow Pharmacists to Provide Medications Under Protocol

Legislation in Texas, House Bill 2444, was filed earlier this month to allow pharmacists to furnish certain medications pursuant to a physician protocol and receive compensation for their services and procedures. The Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) worked with Texas Representative Kevin Roberts to develop the legislation, which would allow pharmacists to furnish a limited list of […]

Training Program to Prevent Pharmacy Robberies Launches in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin, in partnership with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW), has launched the Pharmacy Robbery Prevention and Response Training Program.  This voluntary program, taught by local law enforcement agencies, will teach pharmacy employees what to do during and after a robbery, and review steps pharmacies can take to deter criminals. Wisconsin has […]

National Workgroup Develops Pharmacist Statewide Protocol Policy Recommendations

NASPA and NABP Convene Experts to Improve Patient Access The Statewide Protocol Workgroup, convened by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®), has developed policy recommendations for pharmacist statewide protocols. These recommendations include the key elements that should be included in state laws and regulations […]

NASPA Welcomes New Staff

Elizabeth West comes to NASPA with a legal background followed by several years of coordination and management roles within the retail and boutique fitness space.  Elizabeth is a Richmond, VA native who spent time in the Southeast before returning to pursue a career in the Richmond area.  In her free time she enjoys traveling and […]