1712 Carey Ave. Ste 200 Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-634-9636     Fax: 307-634-6335     bop@wyo.gov

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy is to promote and protect the health and safety of the public by regulating the practice of pharmacy.

Current News & Information

This meeting will be conducted entirely by teleconference.

THE PUBLIC CALL WILL REMAIN ON-LINE DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION, AND THE BOARD WILL RETURN TO THE PUBLIC CALL AT THE END OF EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Participants may join the virtual meeting with the following Google Meeting ID: 

https://meet.google.com/sjk-wfyv-caw 

or by calling: 1 409-420-6788 PIN: 365 433 081#

Persons requiring special assistance to be able to attend and/or participate in the Board’s meeting are asked to contact the Board office at 307-634-9636 in advance of the meeting to ensure that arrangements and accommodations are made. While the Board attempts to follow the agenda as published, it reserves the right to vary from the times and order of matters below as may be appropriate and necessary to facilitate the flow of business.

Rules Updates

The Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy has withdrawn the proposed Revisions to Amend Chapter 1: Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Chapter 10: Pharmacy Technician Regulations Rules Revisions Signed by Governor Gordon

The revisions to the Wyoming Pharmacy Act Rules and Regulations Chapter 10: Pharmacy Technician Regulations were approved and signed by Governor Mark Gordon on June 5, 2024. The updated chapter is posted on the Wyoming State Boards of Pharmacy’s website, and can also be found on the Wyoming Administrative Rules website at rules.wyo.gov.



2024-2025 License Renewals Are Open

Business licenses (resident pharmacies, nonresident pharmacies, wholesale distributors, etc.), business-controlled substance registrations, and individual control substance registrant renewals are now open. Click below to learn more and renew your license.

Alerts & Other Information

A Reminder that PREP Act Declaration for COVID-19 Countermeasures were extended through December 2024

PREP Act immunity from liability was extended by HHS through December 2024 to pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians to administer COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccines (to those individuals three and over, consistent with other requirements), and COVID-19 tests, regardless of any USG agreement or emergency declaration.

REMINDER ALERT

Healthcare Distribution Alliance Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition Fraud Alert

The Board's September 2022 newsletter had an article on the Healthcare Distribution Alliance Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition's fraud alert that outlines some new methodologies that are being used to divert both small and large drug shipments. These schemes may involve the impersonation of regulatory personnel, including individuals from state boards of pharmacy and departments of health. They may also involve the impersonation of pharmacy or distributor staff. 

Last week a pharmacy in Casper reported being contacted by a scammer posing as the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy, who tried to obtain their wholesale distributor account number. In 2022, a pharmacy in Rock Springs, WY, reported being contacted by a scammer posing as their distributor, who said that they had shipped product to the pharmacy in error and requested that the shipment be returned.

More information is available from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®. If you experience an attempt at this type of scam, please email cforsaith@hda.org so that it can be shared with law enforcement.

ALERT Phishing Scam

The Board office has received reports that pharmacists are receiving calls that appear to come from the Board office’s main phone number and that the caller identifies himself or herself as an agent with the Board. The caller is able to confirm some of the pharmacist’s information, such as license number, National Provider Identifier number, and place of employment.

In some cases, the caller accuses the pharmacist of having committed a violation, that his or her license may be suspended or revoked, and that the pharmacist will be arrested if he or she does not answer the caller’s questions. In some cases, the caller alleges that the pharmacist was involved in prescription drug trafficking. Some pharmacists have reported that the caller becomes aggressive and demanding, threatening to have the Federal Bureau of Investigation come and arrest the pharmacist if he or she does not comply. 

The Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy will not contact or interact with you in this manner.

The Federal Trade Commission has useful consumer information on how to recognize and avoid phishing scams available at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams. If you receive such a phone call, please call and report it to the Federal Communications Commission at 888/225- 5322.

ALERT Fraudulent Prescription SCAM

The Board has received alerts from pharmacies that an individual or group of individuals are calling in prescriptions for Azithromycin, Ibuprofen, and Promethazine with Codeine.  Most of the calls have allegedly come from practitioners in Washington. In some instances, they are asking for particular manufacturers of Promethazine with Codeine, attempting to call multiple sets of prescriptions in at one time, and have requested the pharmacy to ship into another state.  The Board urges pharmacists to be cautious and to utilize their professional judgment when exercising their corresponding responsibility and to carefully evaluate such prescriptions for validity before dispensing.