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 […]

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SCHOLARSHIPS: UP TO SEVEN $1000.00 Annual Scholarships.  Academic achievement, service in the community and the association, and financial need are all considered when awarding scholarships.

 Click here for the application.


–       Applicant must be at least a third-year undergraduate student (P1).

–       Applicant must be a Maine resident enrolled in a U.S. accredited College of Pharmacy – OR – a student registered at a College of Pharmacy in Maine.

–       Applicant must be sponsored by a current MPA member.

–       Applicant must be a member of MPA.



–       Please submit a list of College and Community activities, including all clubs, activities, sports, etc. in which you have participated. Include all offices you have held and honors you have received.

–       Please submit a letter from a current MPA member sponsoring your application

–       Submit a statement, not to exceed one page, describing your educational goals and plans upon graduation.

–       Please explain any unusual family circumstances which may relate to your request for financial assistance.


Please fill out the application and either mail or fax to the office. Any questions may be directed to the MPA office at:

Mailing Address

PO Box 8045
Portland, Maine 04104

Tel: (207) 502-0845

Click Here to Print and Mail Scholarship Application


Steven A. Zanardi Memorial Scholarship

Steve Zanardi was a well respected and dedicated pharmacist who graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, class of 1976. Steve passed away on November 24, 2017.  In honor of Steve’s dedication to his profession, his family created the Steven A. Zanardi Memorial Scholarship.  Memorial donations may be made to the Steven A. Zanardi , P.O. Box 347, Hampden, ME 04444.

Application information will be posted when made available.