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4/3/2020 News

COVID-19 Dispatch: University of Washington Medical Center

Washington State, home to the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the United States, offers a glimpse of what may lie ahead in areas that have not yet been strongly affected by the pandemic.

4/3/2020 Press Release

ASHP Calls on Trump Administration to Give States Access to Drugs Needed to Treat Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

The ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) has asked the Trump Administration to take steps, including releasing drugs from the Strategic National Stockpile to states hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing the quota for new production of opioids, to address critical shorta

4/1/2020 News

NYU Langone Health Pharmacy Department Adapts Rapidly for Evolving COVID-19 Response

As cases of COVID-19 steadily grow across the country, upending life at hospitals in current hotspots, healthcare professionals at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis are sharing advice from the front lines of the epidemic in efforts to help others effectively respond to a historic healthcare emergency.

3/30/2020 News

ASHP Cancels Summer Meetings & Exhibition

ASHP is working diligently to ensure that our members and all healthcare providers have the most up-to-date, credible, and trusted information available to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As public health safety measures related to COVID-19 continue to extend, ASHP has made the decision to cancel our

3/27/2020 News

Pandemic Prompts Switch to Drive-Up Anticoagulation Testing

Livingston HealthCare, a critical access hospital in rural Park County, Montana, has switched to drive-up anticoagulation testing as part of a larger organizational strategy to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic.

3/26/2020 News

Anticoagulation Forum Offers Guideline for Stewardship

The Anticoagulation Forum’s Core Elements of Anticoagulation Stewardship Programs guideline offers a roadmap for institutions to practice stewardship at the system level and describes opportunities for pharmacists to help lead the way.


Healthcare Associations Join Together to Combat COVID-19

Although everyone in our field endeavors to continue caring for patients, each other and the families in our communities, healthcare leaders in particular clearly recognize the unprecedented challenges we face in trying to carry out our responsibilities as effectively as possible. To help suppor

3/25/2020 Press Release

AMA, APhA, ASHP Issue Joint Statement About COVID-19 Medications

The American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued a joint statement today on inappropriate ordering, prescribing or dispensing of medications to treat COVID-19.  The organizations issued this joint statement to highlight the

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