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DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing

DHHS shared guidance documents for e-prescribing and opioid dispensing.  Notably, “A pharmacist is NOT required to verify that a practitioner has a waiver of the requirement to electronically prescribe…” To review the official documents, please click on the links below. Electronic-Prescribing-Clarifications Opioid Dispensing Clarification    

E-Prescribing Grace Period Notice and Chapter 488 User Guide

The deadline for mandatory e-prescribing of opioids was rapidly approaching on July 1st. However, the State sent the following communication announcing a 31 day grace period for enforcement of the penalties for violating the e-prescribing provision.  This is good news and will give prescribers and dispensers a little more time to prepare. DHHS provided material on other provisions in Chapter […]

2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble

Join us for our 2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble ! Where: Val Halla Country Club When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 Shotgun start 1pm Includes 18 holes of golf on a championship course, golf cart, BBQ dinner at Rachel’s on the Green! Cost: Single Golfer: $110.00 Foursome: $400.00 Dinner Only: $35.00 Corporate or personal hole sponsorship: $75 […]

Pharmacists from across Maine convene in Augusta to advocate for profession and patients

Pharmacists and pharmacy students from across the state convened in Augusta on May 30th to advocate for LD 572.   Update: Senate passes LD 572; now on to the House!  LD 572 specifies in statute that the “Practice of Pharmacy” is “the provision of health care services” and that “Pharmacists” are “providers of health care services”. […]

LD6 and LD44 Are Successfully Moving Through the Legislative Process

Good news!!  Two bills, LD 6, an “An Act to Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies” and LD 455, “An Act Relating to the Provision of Smoking Cessation Services by Pharmacists” are moving through the legislature process. LD 6, an “An Act to Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on […]

Archive for March, 2011

Updated Date and Time

 

MAINE PHARMACISTS, STUDENT PHARMACISTS, AND INDUSTRY LEADERS TO CELEBRATE THE PROFESSION WITH “ASK YOUR PHARMACISTS DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE”

 

WHAT:             

  • Pharmacists and Student Pharmacists will be providing free blood pressure checks, blood glucose screenings, and will be available for personal consultations to ensure that each person is not using or storing expired medications and is not taking medications, that, when taken together, could cause unwanted side effects.

 

  • First steps to improving medication use include the person’s knowing the names of all medications (prescription and nonprescription) and why he or she is taking them–as well as knowing his or her pharmacist so he or she may ask questions. The brown bag review is a great way to advance the American Pharmacists Association theme, “Know Your Medicine. Know Your Pharmacist.”

 

WHEN:            

  •  April 27, 2011, 1:30pm-4pm

 

WHERE:          

  • Maine State House Hall of Flags
  • 210 State Street
  • Augusta, ME

 

WHY:               

  • By speaking with their pharmacists about their medicines, patients can achieve healthier results. Know Your Medicine — Know Your Pharmacist.                       
  • Find out how to store medications safely, what questions to ask about your medi­cines, and which nonprescription medicines should not be taken with certain pre­scription medications.

Congratulations to Husson University P2 Steve Carr for being selected as one of eight delegates in the country to represent pharmacy schools and students in New York and New England.

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Congressman_Michaud,_Mac,_Tamkeen

Tamkeen Quraishi and MPA President “Mac” McCall participated in the NACDS RxIMPACT event at the Nation’s Capital on March 9th and 10th. They met with members of the 112th Congress to discuss issues important to pharmacy including the recently introduced bipartisan bill, HR 891: The Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act. The attached picture includes Mac, Tamkeen, and Representative Mike Michaud of Maine’s 2nd Congressional District at his office in Washington DC. A special thanks to Mark Polli and Jonathan Thacker, RxIMPACT Pioneers, of Hannaford Supermarkets who showed us that participating in the Nation’s legislative process is truly within your reach.