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11/21/2019 News

Specialty Pharmacy Technicians Assume Advanced Roles

Specialty clinics are creating new opportunities for pharmacy technicians to work closely with patients and clinicians as vital members of the healthcare team.

11/13/2019 News

New York OK's Compounding by Registered Pharmacy Technicians

Relief is in sight for New York hospitals whose pharmacy technicians have been prohibited by regulators from compounding, thanks to a law signed October 25 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The new law establishes a licensure and registration process for technicians and describes tasks, including compou

11/7/2019 News

Senate Bill Includes New Tools to Tackle Drug Shortages

ASHP and other supporters of the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act welcomed Senate cosponsor Susan Collins of Maine to a November 5 Capitol Hill briefing about the bill and the effects of shortages on patient care.

10/29/2019 Press Release

ASHP Statement on the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages Act

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP, today issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act. “The ongoing shortages of vital, life-saving medications continue to jeop

10/25/2019 News

Student Pharmacists Help Seniors Save Millions on Drug Costs

An annual series of student-run clinics in North–Central California helps seniors save money while getting the coverage they need from their Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

10/23/2019 News

Report Advises System-Level Approach to Clinician Burnout

Healthcare organizations must adopt a system-level approach to creating positive work and learning environments to reduce the risk of burnout among clinical staff, according to a report released today by the National Academy of Medicine

10/21/2019 Press Release

ASHP Presents Knoer with 2019 John W. Webb Lecture Award

ASHP today honored Scott J. Knoer, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, with its John W. Webb Lecture Award. Knoer is the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Cleveland Clinic where he leads an international pharmacy enterprise with a $1.1 billion dollar drug budget and 1,410 FTEs in 18 hospitals with facilities in Ohio

10/18/2019 News

Outpatient Sites Make Antimicrobial Stewardship Work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2016 release of core elements of outpatient antimicrobial stewardship had an energizing effect at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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