Maine Pharmacy Association

QC Pharmacy Webinar Caring for ME Series: Chapter 488 Implementation and Rule-Making Updates

 QC Pharmacy Webinar Caring for ME Series Chapter 488 Implementation and Rule-Making Updates Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Noon to 1:00 PM Online Maine’s new opioid prescribing law, Chapter 488, stipulates that opioid prescriptions be limited to 100 morphine milligram equivalents per patient per day, that prescribers take an opioid prescribing course, and that the Prescription […]

DHHS Issues Communication Concerning Requirements of PL488

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a communication concerning the implementation of DHHS rule to carry out the requirements of PL 488.  DHHS has collaborated with stakeholders to assist the department to improve the program and policy regarding opioid medication practices here in Maine. It is the hope that this communication will serve to calm some […]

PMP Enhancements – Account Verification Requested

Please verify your PMP account information by end of business November 30, 2016 to ensure a smooth transition to the new software system in mid December.  Please read the letter from Sheldon Wheeler outlining the new system requirements and transition plan.   Dear Account Holder: The Maine Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) will be upgrading software […]

Maine’s New Opioid Prescribing and PMP Law, Chapter 488 Update

Maine’s new opioid prescribing and PMP law takes effect July 29th, though some provisions have other timeframes specified in the law.  The impact of this law will significantly affect prescribers, pharmacists and patients.  Here’s an essential update: Penalties Individuals who violate this law (prescribers and pharmacists) may be subject to civil penalties of $250 per violation, not […]

Letter From AG Mills Regarding Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Maine Attorney General, Janet Mills, has requested the assistance of the Maine Pharmacy Association in regards to the heroin and opioid abuse crisis in the State of Maine.  Please read the Letter from AG Mills and the accompanying Narcotic Drugs Warning and take action to be part of the solution.


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