NACDS responds to misleading article

August 6, 2007

NACDS has mobilized its Rapid Response Program to take issue with a recent article in the legal publication, the West Virginia Record.

NACDS has mobilized its Rapid Response Program to take issue with a recent article in the legal publication, the West Virginia Record. Entitled "Pharmacies Don't Provide Health Care, Supreme Court Rules," the article reported on a June 28 opinion of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. The ruling deemed pharmacies unable to benefit from a 1986 law limiting damage awards in malpractice lawsuits against healthcare providers. The association believes the court misinterpreted the damages cap law, and should not call into question the role of pharmacists as healthcare providers. NACDS noted that other West Virginia laws specifically list pharmacists as "healthcare providers." The full article can be read at http:// http://wvrecord.com/news/contentview.asp?c=197719. The NACDS response letter can be read at http://www.wvrecord.com/arguments/198038-letter-to-the-editor/.