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Maine Pharmacy Association

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 […]

The Brewer Police Department will be hosting an informational seminar on “Pharmacy Robbery Prevention and Response” located at the Brewer Police Department on Wednesday April 9th and April 16th. Two seminars will be held each day (9:30am and 12:30pm) for you to choose from.

Attending this seminar will be critical to your organization; as a result of taking the seminar your employees will be educated on how to prevent or R.E.A.C.T. to a robbery.

Who should attend:  Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs, Managers, Delivery Drivers, and all employees who work in and around pharmacies.
Robbery Prevention and Response
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Session 1:  9:30AM to 11:30AM
Session 2:  12:30PM to 2:30PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Session 1:  9:30AM to 11:30AM
Session 2:  12:30PM to 2:30PM

Please RSVP with Lt. Chris Martin
Phone:  207-989-7003 (voice mail)
Note: Parking for event will be in lower drive of Public Safety Building at overflow (marked by cones) and Liberty Drive.

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