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5/26/2023 News

ASHP Past President R. David Anderson Dies at 97

ASHP Past President Robert David “Andy” Anderson, a pharmacy leader whose work advanced the profession well beyond his four decades of active practice, died May 12, 2023. He was 97 years old.


Joint Statement from National Hospital and Pharmacist Associations on Harmful House 340B Legislation

National hospital and hospital pharmacist associations representing members who serve patients in need are strongly opposed to House legislation that would impose onerous reporting requirements on hospitals participating in the 340B drug pricing program. Earlier today, the groups united to send a jo

5/18/2023 News

Pharmacists Fight Payer Abuses in Statehouses

Nearly three years ago, Kenneth Komorny, the chief pharmacy officer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, began hearing that some patients could no longer receive their specialty medications at the top-ranked facility. Instead, insurers required patients to get the drugs administered in their homes or at strip mall infusion centers, often disrupting their treatment.

5/18/2023 News

CSHP Cofounder and Past President Peter Solyom Jr Dies at 96

Peter Solyom Jr., former ASHP vice president and past president of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP), died April 13, in Katy, Texas. He was 96 years old.

5/17/2023 Press Release

ASHP Announces New Membership Organization for Pharmacy Technician Workforce

Today, ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) announced the creation of The Pharmacy Technician Society™ (TPTS), a national membership organization exclusively dedicated to further elevating pharmacy technician roles in patient care and recognizing their important contributions to heal

5/15/2023 News

Clarification of Timeline for PREP Act Authority

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act extending certain authorities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students until December 2024. The agency had previously announced th

5/11/2023 News

Senate Committee Approves ASHP-Supported Bills, Declines Harmful 340B Changes

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee advanced several ASHP-supported bills that regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and improve access to generic drugs.  Specifically, the committee approved: S. 1607, the Ensuring Timely Access to Generic Drugs Act, which woul

5/11/2023 Press Release

Pharmacist Groups Applaud Introduction of Bill Expanding Medicare Patients’ Access to Pharmacist Services

ASHP and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today applauded the introduction of legislation that would give tens of millions of Medicare patients in medically underserved communities access to critically needed patient care services delivered by pharmacists. The Pharmacy and Medically Under

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