COVID-19 Resources for Pharmacists

We understand as pharmacy professionals that many of you are on the front lines of this public health crisis. In an effort to provide updates and resources in this constantly evolving situation, we are creating a digest of legislative and regulatory updates as well as links to resources to protect staff and patients during these uncertain times. MPhA has compiled a reference document to assist in keeping your pharmacy and staff as safe as possible during these uncertain times. Pharmacy Recommendations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic


MPhA Statement on the Dispensing of Hydroxychloroquine

The Massachusetts Pharmacists Association supports the joint statements distributed by the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, and the American Medical Association stating that we collectively support state and federal requirements that direct a prescription must be written only for a legitimate medical purpose. We also strongly support a pharmacist’s professional responsibility to make reasonable inquiries to a prescriber to resolve any questions about a prescription. If a prescription is not for a legitimate medical purpose, it should not be written, and it should not be dispensed. That determination can and should be made on a case-by-case basis, and physicians, pharmacists and other members of the healthcare team are more than capable of working together and resolving questions. 

MPhA will continue to mitigate any confusion that may arise due to various policies implemented regarding the prescribing of medications and therapies related to COVID-19. 


As essential health care personnel, who may require childcare assistance, emergency sites are opening to allow frontline workers in the battle against the coronavirus to get to their jobs, visit https://eeclead.force.com/resource/1584817665000/EEC_EmergencyProviderList


Regulatory and Legislative

Public Safety Resources

For all non-emergency COVID-19 information, dial 211 or visit mass.gov/covid19