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9/30/2022 News

HHS Responds to ASHP Request, Authorizes Pharmacists to Administer Monkeypox Vaccines and Therapeutics

In response to advocacy from ASHP and other pharmacy organizations, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has authorized pharmacists, and pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians supervised by a pharmacist, to prescribe, dispense, or administer smallpox (variola virus), monkeypox virus,

9/29/2022 News

ASHP Stands with Those Affected by Hurricanes Ian, Fiona

The full effects of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall Sept. 28 along the west coast of Florida, won’t be fully known for days but appear to be devastating. Reports of catastrophic flooding, wind damage, power outages, and the potential loss of life are coming out of the state as responders begin to

9/29/2022 News

Federal Court Rules Against CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for 340B Drugs

Yesterday, a D.C. federal court ruled that cuts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to 2022 reimbursement for drugs under the 340B Drug Pricing Program must stop immediately. In practice, this would require CMS to bump the current ASP – 22.5% reimbursement rate for covered entiti

9/28/2022 News

2022 Zellmer Lecturer Krista Pedley Reflects on Pharmacy as the Foundation for Public Service

Rear Admiral Krista M. Pedley, assistant surgeon general and director of the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Special Health Initiatives (OSHI), says the training she received as a pharmacist was the perfect launch pad for her 22-year career in public service.

9/26/2022 News

ASHP Meets with Office of Assistant Secretary for Health to Advance Pharmacist Care and Residency Funding Protections

On Sept. 23, ASHP met with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) to discuss the critical role of health-system pharmacists and steps that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can take to leverage pharmacists to support primary care teams, particularly in underserved co

9/9/2022 News

Pennsylvania Pharmacist Richard Demers Dies at 63

Richard Francis Demers, who helped shape pharmacy practice at Penn Medicine’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for three decades, died suddenly Aug. 11 at his home in North Wales, Pennsylvania. He was 63 years old.

9/8/2022 Press Release

AMA, APhA, ASHP, NCPA Statement on State Laws Impacting Patient Access to Medically Necessary Medications

The American Medical Association (AMA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) are concerned about state laws that limit patients’ access to medically necessary medications and impede physic

9/8/2022 News

Geospatial Tools Offer Fresh Perspective on Patient Care

By combining geographic information system (GIS) technology with data from electronic health records, health registries, and other sources, clinicians can have a powerful tool to improve patient care, says geospatial pharmacy specialist Jing Wu.

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