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 We understand you take care of your patients, let us take care of you! MPhA is YOUR voice, but we need your support. Membership options include both annual and monthly memberships, as well as family discounts. Help MPhA continue to advance the profession in Massachusetts. We are the professional association for pharmacists and technicians in Massachusetts


Pharmacy Based Immunization Administration By Pharmacy Technicians


Pharmacy Technicians get ready for immunization season!


This APhA course is composed of an online self-study component combined with a live seminar that teaches hands-on immunization techniques, this program will provide a total of six hours of continuing education for technicians.


Live Date: August 15th from 10am- 12pm. 




Cost: $299.00 per Individual 

Group Rates are available- contact MPhA at

MPhA is looking for pharmacists to serve as an APhA Massachusetts Delegate.


You must be a MPhA active member and be able to attend the House of Delegates sessions at the APhA Meeting in March 21-24 2025 in Nashville and a couple webinars prior to the meeting.


If you are have any questions or are interested, please contact MPhA at by July 25th.

Call for Nominations

Join us in celebrating the 2024 Award Recipients


Bowl of Hygeia: Kathy Gura, PharmD


MPhA Industry Award: Chuck Berds, PhrmD


Distinguished Young Pharmacist: Frankie Cannata, PharmD


Excellence in Innovation: Bhuren Patel, RPh


Nathan Goldberg: Oleg Urim, MBA, RPh


Technician of the Year: Gail Gopaul, CPhT

MPhA Executive Committee Evergreen Award: Trisha LaPointe, PharmD

MPhA Statement

Pharmacists are now authorized to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives without the requirement of evidence of a previous prescription, effective immediately. Earlier this month, the Public Health Council approved an emergency amendment to 105 CMR 700.000 — Implementation of M.G.L. c. 94C to create a more accessible and expedited process for persons to obtain hormonal contraceptives. The proposed amendment was drafted in consultation with the Board of Registration in Medicine, Board of Registration in Pharmacy, and MassHealth, and in consideration of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines. The regulation implements MGL chapter 94C section 194, as passed in the fiscal year 2024 state budget.
The amendment allows registered pharmacists to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives without a Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration. Prior to prescribing these contraceptives, a registered pharmacists must complete an approved training program for prescribing hormonal contraceptives, and provide the patient with a self-screening risk assessment tool prior. Upon prescribing and dispensing the contraceptive, the pharmacist must refer or advise the patient to their primary care provider or reproductive healthcare practitioner, if applicable; provide the patient with a written record of the prescribed/dispensed contraceptive; and dispense the contraceptive as soon as practicable after issuing the prescription. Additionally, pharmacists cannot require appointments for patients who wish to obtain these medications. Please see the full regulation for more details on pharmacist requirements

Pharmacist Resources

Did you know that MPhA was delighted to join a number of other health care organizations from throughout the state advocating for an amendment to Senate Bill 2499 being debated today that would ensure that all payments made by or on behalf of a patient count towards the patient’s deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.  Doing so will lower costs for patients and increase adherence to treatment.

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