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 […]

Award Recipients 2017

Bowl of Hygeia Award:  Gregory Cameron

Douglas H. Kay Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award:  Gayle Brazeau

Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award:  Malek Medeouni

Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award:  David Preble

Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation Award:  Courtney Oland

Maine Technician of the Year:  Kimberly Grant


Past Recipients

Bowl of Hygeia Award

2016 – Roberta “Becky” Brush

2015 – Kenneth “Mac” McCall, III

2014 – Mark Polli

2013 – Paul Chace

Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award:

2016 – Cassandra White

2015 – Jason Berube

2014 – Sarah Vincent

2013 –  Mathew Brazier

Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award

2016 – Stephanie Nichols

2015 – Heather Stewart

2014 – Dennis Croteau

2013 – Christopher Guido

Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation Award

2016 – Robert Cattan

2015 – Penobscot Community Health Center

2014 – Lisa Darling

2013 –  Steve Maki

Maine Technician of the Year

2016 – Michelle Antone

2015 – Jessica Stoup

2014 – Candace Danforth

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