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 June, 2016

At the Fall 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 October 13, 2016.

2016 Fall Conference Program

Program Objectives

Saturday, September 10th

Traditional Programming

8:00amHIV Pharmacotherapy Focused Update:  Drew Lambert, PharmD

9:00am:  Anxiety in Cats and Dogs:  Cory Theberge, PhD

10:30am: Point of Care Testing in Your Pharmacy:  Eric Jarvi, PhD

1:00pm Immunization Update 2016:  Kenneth “Mac” McCall, PharmD

3:30pm:  Information Technology & Pharmacy – Are we there yet?:  Bruce Jarvi, PharmD


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Traditional Programming

9:00 am:  Women’s Health:  Deborah Sturpe, PharmD, MA, BCPS

10:00am: Maine Law Update:  Jessica Bates, PharmD

11:00am:  Narcan? You can! :  Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

CPR Training

8:30am: CPR Training/Certification: Jane Jarvi, Ed.D & Kathryn Rossignol, MBA