Maine Pharmacy Association

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.

Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Proposed Rule-making is Now Available

We’re one step closer to advancing pharmacy practice in Maine!  The proposed rule-making for Collaborative Drug Therapy Management is now available.    Please review the Proposed Rule-making CDTM Document and share your thoughts to by December 31, 2015.   MPA will collate all comments into a letter to the Board by the comment deadline of January 4th.

Maine Pharmacy Association Advocates for Provider Status: HR 592/S314

HR 592/S314 “Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act” is one of the most important legislative initiatives for the profession of pharmacy. HR 592 and the Senate companion bill S314 would amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include pharmacists as providers thereby enabling patient access to, and payment for pharmacy services.  Currently, […]

Pharmacist and Student Contingent Attend LD 141 Hearing

The pharmacist and student pharmacist contingent who attended the joint House/Senate hearing at the Cross State Office Building in Augusta (2/24) on LD 141 “An Act to Amend the Definition of ‘Health Care Practitioner’ in the Maine Health Security Act to Include Pharmacists” which was introduced by Representative Paul Chace.    Many individuals testified in favor of the […]


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