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 […]

Archive for January, 2016

At the Spring 2016 convention, all CE questionnaires will be processed electronically.  If you are attending the convention, it is recommended you bring a device with internet access (tablet, smartphone, laptop).  All forms must be completed within 7 days and credits will appear on the CPE Monitor by May 1, 2016.  Click here for Program Objectives.

Program Schedule

Friday, April 1, 2016

Traditional Programming

8:30am:  Immunization Update 2016: Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am: Diabetes & Injectable Medications: Stephanie Lewis, PharmD

1:00pm: Pet Medication:Oral Cancer Meds Cats and Dogs Cory Theberge, PhD

2:30pm: Pharmacy Residents Presentation :  Penobscot Community Health Center

Student Utilization in Pharmacy Practice, Samuel Valley, PharmD

Pharmacist-led Discharge Education, Michela Fiori, PharmD

Igniting Pharmacy Advocacy, Charles-Gregor Dupere, PharmD

Premature Death, Jessica Bates, PharmD

Pharmacist Role in Naloxone Prescribing, KariLynn Dowling, PharmD

Immunization Training

8:30am: Immunization Update 2016:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

11:00am:  Immunization Training:    Kenneth “Mac” McCall

Saturday, April 2, 2016

8:00am: Focused Update HIV Pharmacotherapy: Drew Lambert, PharmD

9:00am:  New Drug Update:  Cassandra White, PharmD, BCACP, CGP

10:30am: Medical Marijuana:  John Woytowicz, MD

1:00pm: Law – A Review of Collaborative Practice:   Joe Bruno, R.Ph., MBA

2:00pm:  Hepatitis C: Updates in Therapeutics:  Whitney Jandreau, PharmD

3:30pm: NASPA Self Care Competition:  Round 1:  Round 2:  Final Round  Eric Jarvi, Ph.D.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Traditional Programming

9:00 am: Antipsychotics Update:Focus on New Agents, Alla Fabrikant, PharmD

10:00 am: Medication Safety:  Gwen Bartlett, PharmD, BCPS

11:00am: Anticoag:Upcoming TSOAC Reversal Agents :   Sandra Bartlett, PhD, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

CPR Training

8:30 am: CPR Training/Certification:  Jane Jarvi, Ed.D and Evan Williams, PharmD, BCPS


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. Read the rest of this entry »