Call to Action – PBM Legislation

The Legislative Committee has been hard at work this year – now is the time we need a grassroots push! Todd Pillion’s PBM bill (which was merged from several PBM bills) was reported out of the House unanimously and will be considered in the Senate as early as next week. Please look at the list […]

Department of Health Professions Position Available

The Department of Health Professions is currently seeking an Inspections Manager.  This sworn position within the Enforcement Division independently manages the state-wide inspection of facilities regulated by the Department of Health Professions, in order to safeguard the lives, health, and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth.  This position is responsible for inspector performance, development, […]

Governor Proclaims October “Virginia Pharmacists Month!”

Governor McAuliffe has recognized October 2017 as Virginia Pharmacists Month! WHEREAS, pharmacists are vital members of healthcare teams and are directly involved in patient care; and WHEREAS, pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare providers in the community; and WHEREAS, today’s increasingly complex medications require individualized medication management and prevention strategies; and WHEREAS, there are […]

Update on USP General Chapter <800>

USP is announcing the intent to postpone the official date of General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings. To protect patients and healthcare workers from potential harm, USP General Chapters <800> Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings and <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations are designed to provide comprehensive standards for […]

Call for Incentive Grant Applications

The VPhA Foundation will award $1,000 to $2,500 project grants to provide seed money to help pharmacists explore and implement services that enhance their role as healthcare providers and improve patient outcomes.  Each project must be completed within one to two years. Successful applicants are limited to one grant per grant period (one to two […]

Board of Pharmacy Position Available

The Department of Health Professions is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy.  This position provides professional operational support to the Executive Director for the Board of Pharmacy by managing and coordinating the review of inspections resulting in disciplinary action, assisting with other disciplinary processes for cases assigned […]

Call for Resolutions

Members eligible to vote may submit a resolution in order to speak to critical issues and make their concerns known.  Resolutions passed by the membership shall be discussed at the next Board of Directors meeting, and acted on as deemed appropriate by the Board.  The Board must report back to the membership on its actions […]