239 Causeway Street, 5th Floor, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 414-0168

David Sencabaugh, R.Ph., Executive Director
Monica Botto, Associate Executive Director
William Frisch Jr., R.Ph., Director of Pharmacy Compliance
Michelle Chan, R.Ph., Quality Assurance Pharmacist
Heather Engman, JD, MPH, Counsel to the Board
Joanne Trifone, R.Ph, Director of Pharmacy Investigations


Pharmacists dispense and/or distribute prescription drug products and provide patient information services to Massachusetts consumers in hospitals, nursing homes, retail pharmacy departments and home care settings. They consult directly with patients, or with their caregivers, explaining proper use and storage of drug products and providing information on contraindications for use.

The Board of Registration in Pharmacy provides a code of professional regulations for ensuring the highest degree of ethical and moral practice by pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians. They also monitor pharmacists to ensure they meet requisite continuing educational requirements. The Board strives to assure consumers are receiving the highest quality prescription drug products from pharmacists who have graduated from accredited colleges of pharmacy. The Board also sets standards of quality assurance and best practices, requiring safe delivery systems in pharmacies licensed by the Board.

Mission Statement

To promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by fostering the provision of quality pharmaceutical care to the citizens of Massachusetts through the regulation of the practice of pharmacy, the operation of pharmacies, and the distribution of prescription drugs in the public interest. The Massachusetts Board of Registration In Pharmacy will assume a leadership role in regulating the practice of pharmacy and act in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, efficiency, effectiveness, and openness.

The Board of Registration in Pharmacy licenses 11,483 pharmacists; 53 nuclear pharmacists; 4,066 pharmacy interns; 9,861 pharmacy technicians; 1,155 community/chain pharmacies; 7 nuclear pharmacies and 53 wholesale distributors in the Commonwealth.

This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.