Drug Control Program (DCP)

We promote access to safe and effective pharmaceutical care services in Massachusetts. We work to protect consumers against fraud, deception, and unsafe practices in the distribution, handling, and use of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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250 Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Who we serve

We have statutory responsibility to set standards for the control of prescribing, dispensing, administration of pharmaceuticals by health care providers. We also set standards for the distribution of pharmaceuticals by:

  • Health care facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, long-term care, and
  • Other entities, such as manufacturers, distributors, community-based programs

We also promote effective security and accountability measures and work to prevent theft, tampering, misuse and abuse of drugs.

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