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1/8/2021 News

ASHP and Other Plaintiffs Demand Drug Manufacturers Cease Illegal Pricing Practices

Lawyers representing ASHP, five national hospital associations, and three hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program sent letters to Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Novartis, United Therapeutics, and Novo Nordisk demanding the companies cease 340B pricing practices that are in violatio

1/1/2021 Press Release

ASHP Statement on the Arrest of Wisconsin Pharmacist

Recent news stories have reported on the arrest of a pharmacist in Wisconsin who is alleged to have inappropriately removed 57 vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from cold storage.  Although this is an ongoing investigation, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) wants to make c

12/22/2020 News

COVID-19 Dispatch: Hartford Healthcare, Connecticut

Pharmacists on Front Lines of Vaccine Rollout Hartford Healthcare’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived Monday, Dec. 14, and pharmacists are helping to administer the vaccine to the Connecticut health system’s frontline workers. “We’re excited to be able to have pharmacists participating i

12/22/2020 News

ASHP Mourns Loss of Past President Paul G. Pierpaoli

Paul G. Pierpaoli, who served as ASHP president during 1984–85, died Dec. 17 in Hilton Head, South Carolina, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 82 years old.

12/22/2020 News

Congress Authorizes $900 Billion in Additional COVID-19 Stimulus

Congress approved an additional COVID-19 relief package that is expected to be signed by President Trump shortly. This latest stimulus – the fifth COVID relief measure passed by Congress – was included as part of a $1.4 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government through September 2

12/22/2020 Press Release

Healthcare Groups Release Proceedings of Summit Exploring Drug Safety, Supply Chain

The American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) recently released the proceedings of their July 2020 joint summit “Safe, Effective, and Accessible High-Quality Medicines as a M

12/18/2020 News

COVID-19 Dispatch: Bartlett Regional Hospital, Juneau, Alaska

In a modern-day sequel to the 1925 diphtheria serum run to Nome, Alaska, UPS and Alaska Airlines stood in for sled dog relays to provide Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

12/16/2020 News

ASHP Talks COVID Response, Provider Status During Meeting With Biden

ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP and several ASHP senior staff met today with key members of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team to discuss pharmacist engagement in the COVID-19 response and opportunities for the pharmacy workforce to address other critical public h

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