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5/25/2022 News

Québec Authorizes Pharmacists to Prescribe Paxlovid

In the Canadian province of Québec, people who test positive for COVID-19 can get a prescription for Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir) from their neighborhood pharmacist and start the antiviral treatment right away — an option that’s not available in most of Canada or in the United States.

5/25/2022 News

ASHP Mourns Victims of Texas Mass Shooting

The nation’s mass shooting toll expanded May 24 after a gunman took the lives of at least 19 young children and two teachers at their Uvalde, Texas, elementary school. The shocking event follows the May 14 mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and countless similar acts of violence that erode the

5/16/2022 News

Public Struggles with Naloxone Access, Acceptance

It’s easy to go into a pharmacy in Rhode Island and walk out with a supply of the opioid reversal drug naloxone. But not enough people are doing so, says Anita Jacobson, clinical professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.

5/16/2022 News

ASHP Statement in Response to Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York

Thirteen people were shot and ten killed Saturday in Buffalo, New York. The horrifying attack stands as yet another grim reminder of the unconscionable toll of racially motivated hate and violence in our country. ASHP expresses our heartfelt condolences to the victims and loved ones of this terrible

5/2/2022 News

Hospitals Scramble as Pharmacy Technician Shortage Persists

Julie Lanza knows firsthand about the nationwide shortage of pharmacy technicians. “I am short almost 13 full-time technicians,” said Lanza, the pharmacy technician and student manager for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts.

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