- The Drug Control Program (DCP) promotes access to safe and effective pharmaceutical care services in Massachusetts and protects consumers against fraud, deception and unsafe practices in the distribution, handling and use of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Program has statutory responsibility to set standards for the control of prescribing, dispensing and administration of pharmaceuticals by health care providers as well as distribution of pharmaceuticals by health care facilities (e.g. hospitals, clinics, long-term care) and other entities (e.g. manufacturers, distributors, community-based programs). The DCP undertakes initiatives to promote effective security and accountability measures and to prevent theft, tampering, misuse and abuse of drugs.
Drug Control Topics
- Drug Diversion
- Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR)
- Massachusetts List of Interchangeable Drugs (MLID) - Drug Formulary
- Medication Administration Program (MAP)
- Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
- Public Health Advisories
- Statutes, Regulations and Policies
- 2015 DPH PMP Report
- MA PMP FAQ – Information for the General Public 2015
- MA PMP FAQ - Includes Information on the 2014 Regulations
- Emergency Order: Use PMP for Each Prescription of Hydrocodone-only Extended Release
- MA PMP Pharmacy Guide Utilizing ASAP 4.2
- MA PMP Pharmacy FAQ Utilizing ASAP 4.2
- Guidance on MA Online PMP Automatic Enrollment
- Joint Policy 2012-02 and FAQs on Pharmacist Administration of Vaccines
- Advisory on Stock Supply of Epi-Pens for Schools
- Guidance for the Nurse Anesthetist on Activities Involving Controlled Substances
- Application for Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration
- MA Online PMP Enrollment Forms
- Controlled Substances Laws and Regulations
- Drug Control Program Complaint Form
- Drug Incident Report Form and Protocol
- Elements of a Written Prescription
- Joint Guidelines regarding Pharmacist Dispensing of Emergency Contraception
- MAP Policy Manual
- Medication Occurrence Report (MOR)
- Massachusetts List of Interchangeable Drugs (MLID)
- Best Practices Workgroup, Chapter 244 (Acts of 2012)
- Massachusetts Controlled Substances Act M.G.L. Chapter 94C
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Drug Information
- Drug Enforcement Administration
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Board of Registration in Pharmacy
- Department of Public Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response
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