MPA Winter CE and Ski
January 8 - 10, 2016
Big Sky Resort

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Academy Spring

April 29 & 30, 2016
Billings and Missoula

Northwest Pharmacy

May 27 - 30, 2016
Coeur d'Alene, ID


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Welcome to Montana Pharmacy Association

Since its establishment in 1890, the Montana Pharmacy Association has been the leading advocate and voice in representing the interest of pharmacy professionals across the Big Sky. MPA’s membership covers the entire spectrum of pharmacy practice settings and includes student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  Read More.

Mission of the Montana Pharmacy Association

The mission of the Montana Pharmacy Association is to advance public health and maximize positive patient outcomes by providing innovation and leadership, and advocating for the professional interests of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students and ancillary pharmacy personnel.


2016 MPA Annual Awards
Nomination process open through 8:00am, Monday, November 2, 2015

Awards to be presented:
--Distinguished Young Pharmacist
--Excellence in Innovation
--Generation Rx Champtions Award
--Pharmacy Technician of the Year
--Fitzgerald Pharmacist of the Year
--Bowl of Hygeia

Read more about the criteria by downloading the form. You may use the form or nominate online.


2015 Annual Montana Dispensing Fee Survey


The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is performing the annual pharmacy dispensing fee survey as required by Administrative Rule of Montana (ARM) 37.86.1105.


For more information and links to complete the survey, download the file. If you have questions about the survey, please contact the DPHHS Pharmacy Program – or 406-444-2738.


The 64th session of the Montana Legislature adjourned on April 28, 2015.

Check out the MPA Bill Tracking List from the 2015 Legislative Session.


Read the June 2015 issue of the MPA Newsletter!


National Community Pharmacists Association Advocacy Center Update

NCPA’s Advocacy Report provides a weekly detailed summary of recent and breaking legislative, regulatory and state developments impacting independent community pharmacy, and NCPA efforts to effect policies to the benefit of its membership and the industry. The weekly report is distributed to NCPA leadership, key committees, allied organizations / stakeholders and major contributors to the NCPA LDF and PAC.

Week Ending October 3, 2015
National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report Omits TRICARE Preferred Pharmacy Pilot: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 is the comprehensive legislation to authorize the budget authority of the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy. This week, a final conference report to accompany the legislation was released that omits a new pilot program for TRICARE patients that would have allowed small business community pharmacies to participate and purchase medications at the same acquisition cost that is allowed for mail order and military treatment facilities.   Read more...

Week Ending September 26, 2015
NCPA Urges Senators to Examine Consolidation, Impact of PBM Corporations
: This week the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights held a hearing to look into significant consolidation among health insurance companies. NCPA took the opportunity to reiterate it is also an appropriate time to examine the effects of consolidation in the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) corporation industry. A recent House subcommittee hearing broached these issues. Expert witnesses expressed to Congress their concern that PBM corporation consolidation may limit competition and may be ripe for review by regulators such as the Federal Trade Commission. NCPA will continue to closely monitor the rampant consolidation in the marketplace and to fight for patient choice and access and the vital role of independent community pharmacists to health care.   Read the complete update...


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