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COVID-19
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Inslee Signed Temporary Waivers for Pharmacy Personnel »
The Governor has issued the healthcare worker licensing Proclamation 20-32. You can find it here . It’s effective now...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WMC Statement on Chloroquine, WSPA Staff meets with OIC, and FDA Supply Chain Survey A »
March 23rd Updates   The Washington State Medical Commission Issues a Statement on Chloroquine Late last we...
Friday, March 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA Collaborates with Pharmacy Advocacy Groups »
WSPA Collaborates with Pharmacy Advocacy Groups Pharmacy organizations representing the interests of all pharmacists...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA Town Halls and Recordings »
WSPA Virtual Town Hall for COVID-19 On March 18th the WSPA hosted a virtual Town Hall to update the pharmacy community...
Thursday, March 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA Guidance to Pharmacy Practitioners for Safe Practice During COVID-19 Outbreak »
WSPA Guidance to Pharmacy Practitioners for Safe Practice During COVID-19 Outbreak Background: Pharmacies are e...

WSPA News
Friday, April 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Healthcare Provider Organizations Request Liability Protection Waiver »
On April 2, 2020, the WSPA collaborated with the Washington State Hospital Association and forty other state organizations...
Sunday, February 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Join the Fight! Community Pharmacy Day Feb 4th »
Community Pharmacy Day on the Hill February 4, 2020 Please come to Olympia and help advocate for the profession. &...
Monday, January 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSPA Fighting for PBM Regulation to Address Drug Cost and Patient Access »
  The WSPA's top legislative priority is: Improve Safe Patient Access to Affordable Prescription Medicati...
Thursday, January 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Winter 2020 Washington Pharmacy Magazine is Here! »
The Fall edition of Washington Pharmacy magazine is available for all members here: https://www.wsparx.org/page/Magazine
Monday, January 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 WSPA Legislative Days Join the Fight! »
  The WSPA is working hard on behalf of our members to defend, improve and advance our profession.The 2020 Washing...

National News
Thursday, January 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BREAKING NEWS: Large Analysis Shines Light on PBM Manipulation of Drug Prices »
Florida Pharmacy Association Press Release January 30, 2020   Shining the Light on PBMs Study Highlights...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Don Downing's Op-Ed Published in The Hill »
  University of Washington School of Pharmacy Professor Don Downing, RPh has long been an advocate for pharmacists...
Monday, January 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Requests Comments on Scope of Practice...We Answered »
In July 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened a six month comment period. Request for Comme...
Friday, January 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SCOTUS to Hear Arkansas vs PCMA (PBM) case »
On January 10th, the Supreme Court of the United State (SCOTUS) granted Arkansas' petition for certiorari. The SCOTUS rece...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PTCB Launches Certificate Programs for Pharmacy Technicians »
As pharmacy technicians assume more expanded roles in pharmacy, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the na...

Federal Legislation
Thursday, January 3, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Physician Signature Required on Prescriptions for Medical Equipment »
From: Washington Apple Health    Effective January 1, 2019, the Health Care Authority (HCA) will alig...
Friday, November 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Prescriber’s Guide to the New Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies for 2019 »
Please click here to read the New Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies for 2019 PDF.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA Statement on House “Gag Clause” Legislation ​ »
NCPA Statement on House “Gag Clause” Legislation   ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 20, 2018) — The National Co...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fight for Pharmacy! Participate in our Virtual NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill »
Fight for Pharmacy! Participate in our Virtual NACDS RxIMPACT...
Thursday, January 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Senators Back Proposed Treatment of Pharmacy DIR Fees »
U.S. Senators Back Proposed Treatment of Pharmacy DIR Fees    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 25, 2018)  – In...

State Legislation
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Huge Washington State PBM Regulation Bill 2SSB 5601 Signed into Law »
After a hard fought two year battle, Governor Inslee signed 2SSB 5601 into law on March 31, 2020! The bill is the first...
Thursday, March 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SHB 2464 Big Legislative Victory Protecting Patients from Excess Prescription Charges »
On March 25, Governor Inslee signed SBH 2464 Protecting patients from excess prescription medication charges into law!...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NALOXONE STANDING ORDER ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WA DOH »
NALOXONE STANDING ORDER ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WA DOH The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (Commission) has been workin...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington State Immunization Summit on October 8, 2019 »
Washington State Immunization Summit WithinReach, with support from the Washington State Department of Health, is excit...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PQAC accepting applications to fill two pharmacists and one public member vacancies »
The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, is accepting applications to fill two pharmacists and one publ...

Federal Regulation
Thursday, December 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCA Requests Guidance Regarding CMS Contraceptive Codes »
Effective for claims with dates of service on and after January 1, 2019 , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servic...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA in Part D Rule Comments: End Retroactive Pharmacy DIR Fees »
  ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 17, 2018) – In comments submitted in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicai...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘The pharmacist fix’: More information from CMS on interim final rule »
‘The pharmacist fix’: More information from CMS on interim final rule   On May 6, CMS held a short information...

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4/8/2020
Town Hall Webinar: COVID-19 Town Hall for Pharmacy Professionals

4/10/2020
Helping Patients with Behavior Change: Keep Calm and MI

4/14/2020
Independent Pharmacy Academy Monthly Calls

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