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The West Virginia Independent Pharmacy Association was formed in 2016 to provide a unified voice for independent pharmacies in public policy discussions.

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The West Virginia Independent Pharmacy Association has an aggressive political agenda to protect independent pharmacies by educating state legislators, congressional leaders, and the public on the importance of independent pharmacies.

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If you are an independent pharmacy owner you need to join this organization and begin fighting back. Only through a unified voice can we be heard. See a list of supporting pharmacies.


Director's Message

As Executive Director of the West Virginia Independent Pharmacy Association (WVIPA), I want to thank you for visiting ourwebsite.  Please join the WVIPA if you are not already a member or sponsor!  The WVIPA’s purpose is to promote independent community pharmacies in West Virginia, address legislative and regulatory issues, and facilitate networkingefforts among WVIPA members and other interested groups.  Your participation allows the WVIPA to achieve real victories on issues such as addressing fair reimbursement and fees, strengthening pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) regulation, applying audit protections, recognizing and credentialing pharmacists as health care providers, and more.

Please ask current members about the value and mission of the WVIPA.  From the WVIPA’s inception in 2017, to present day, the WVIPA has successfully advocated for the passage of priority legislation each year, by creating and strengthening the"Pharmacy Audit Integrity Act."  In 2022-2023, the WVIPA will continue to address reimbursement issues with West Virginia's ERISA (self-funded) plans and Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), to fight against the unfair practices of PBMs, and to protect recent successes with West Virginia Medicaid.  The WVIPA will continue to work closely with the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner (WVOIC) to ensure West Virginia laws and rules are followed, and to protect patient safety and access to quality pharmacy services.

I have been especially proud to represent West Virginia's independent community pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic.  What a tremendous and positive impact pharmacies have made during this difficult time!  West Virginia's pharmacies set the national standard of excellence by providing vaccinations for long-term care facility residents and staff more quickly and safely than any other state in the nation, for providing accessible testing options, even in rural and underserved communities, and for continuing to provide quality pharmacy care across the Mountain State.  Governor Jim Justice and his Health Command team challenged our statewide pharmacy network, and you have responded. Additional challenges are always on the horizon, but I am confident that together, we are up for the task!

Thank you again for your support!
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Matthew R. Walker
Executive Director


The following issues have been identified by the WVIPA board and members as high priority for 2018-2019:

Medicare Part D DIR Fees

The WVIPA is currently working in collaboration with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and others to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Congress, and the Trump administration to eliminate or significantly reduce DIR fees in the Medicare Part D program.



WVIPA members are provided access to the latest developments in West Virginia health care policy, access to proven, trustworthy pharmacy consultants and services, and a voice at the table where pharmacy policy decisions are made.
West Virginia independent pharmacies should join the WVIPA to form a strong, unified network to increase pharmacy reimbursement, combat non-transparent practices of PBMs, protect pharmacies from unfair audit practices, and more.
The WVIPA is fighting for pharmacy transparency, fair reimbursement, and improved access and quality for patients. 

This organization was founded by like minded Independent pharmacy owners to have an impact and fight for community pharmacies. We need all independent pharmacies to join us!


WVIPA Members

  • Adkins Pharmacy
  • Apex Pharmacy
  • Aracoma Drug of Chapmanville
  • Belldina's Pharmacy
  • Black Diamond Pharmacy
  • Bond's Drug
  • BYARD-MERCER Pharmacy
  • Bypass Pharmacy
  • Chapmanville Pharmacy
  • Citizens Drug Store
  • Coal River Pharmacy
  • Country Roads Pharmacy
  • Crab Orchard Pharmacy
  • Davis Brothers Pharmacy
  • Eppy's Drug and IV
  • Family Life Pharmacy
  • Fast & Friendly Pharmacy
  • Fruth Pharmacy
  • Griffith & Feil Drug
  • Flat Iron Drug
  • Four Seasons Pharmacy
  • Fritz’s Pharmacy and Wellness Center
  • Gilbert Pharmacy
  • Goodykoontz Drug Store
  • Harts Pharmacy
  • Hickman’s Pharmacy
  • Hometown Pharmacy
  • Iaeger Pharmacy
  • Jefferson Pharmacy
  • Kines Family Pharmacy
  • Mace's Pharmacy
  • Man Pharmacy
  • Marshall University School of Pharmacy (Sponsor Member)
  • Matthew M. Rafa, Pharm.D.
  • Med-Mart Pharmacy, Fairmont
  • Miller Brothers Pharmacy
  • Mountaineer Drug
  • Moundsville Pharmacy
  • Mutual Drug (Sponsor Member)
  • New Martinsville Pharmacy
  • Oceana Pharmacy
  • Phillips Pharmacy
  • Pine Grove Pharmacy
  • Pierpont Landing Pharmacy
  • Premier Pharmacy & Wellness
  • Preston Family Pharmacy
  • Renegade Pharmacy
  • Riverside Pharmacy
  • Sistersville Pharmacy
  • South Fork Pharmacy
  • The Medicine Shoppe
  • Trivillian’s Pharmacy
  • Valley Wellness Pharmacy
  • Van Professional Pharmacy
  • Waterfront Family Pharmacy
  • West Virginia Pharmacists Association (Sponsor Member)
  • White Hall Pharmacy
  • Williamson Pharmacy
  • Willow Drug
  • WVU Foundation

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Our Sponsors & Preferred Vendors


Mutual Drug is a member owned network of over 500 independent pharmacies delivering innovative pharmacy solutions. Mutual Drug contributes to its members’ success by leveraging a collaborative network of pharmacies, powerful group purchasing, access to products and supplies, legislative advocacy, and a full suite of business support services.


The West Virginia Pharmacists Association is a statewide professional organization representing the interests of licensed pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students.  The WVPA’s mission is to promote and assure the health and wellness of the public by enhancing the professional skills and knowledge of our members.


Marshall University School of Pharmacy (MUSOP) advances direct pharmacy patient care by developing innovative practitioners, researchers, and educators. MUSOP conducts research and provides services directed toward the goal of improving the health and well-being of West Virginians, veterans, and residents of the tri-state region and the nation.


Marshall University School of Pharmacy (MUSOP) advances direct pharmacy patient care by developing innovative practitioners, researchers, and educators. MUSOP conducts research and provides services directed toward the goal of improving the health and well-being of West Virginians, veterans, and residents of the tri-state region and the nation.

Please contact WVIPA on how to become a sponsor.

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