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7/12/2019 News

Pharmacist Brings Naloxone Training to Her Community

A clinical pharmacist in Cabell County, West Virginia, is distributing naloxone through a community outreach program that includes training for local residents about how to administer the opioid reversal agent to save the lives of friends and family members.

7/3/2019 Press Release

ASHP CEO Abramowitz Joins GTMRx Institute Board of Directors

ASHP today announced that its CEO, Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP has joined the Board of Directors of the GTMRx Institute. The Institute was launched in mid-April to be a “catalyst for change” with a vision to enhance life by ensuring appropriate and personalized use of medicatio

7/2/2019 Press Release

Hospitals Address Opioid Crisis via Stewardship with Strong Pharmacist Involvement

As hospitals look for ways to stem the opioid crisis, a survey of health-system pharmacy directors released today found that most large health systems have active stewardship programs to prevent the misuse of opioids — with pharmacists playing a key role in detecting drug diversion and identifying s

7/2/2019 News

Clinic Views Patients Through Trauma-Informed Lens

Not enough pharmacists know how trauma-informed care can meaningfully transform the clinical environment and improve clinical outcomes, says Jennifer Cocohoba, clinical pharmacist at the University of California, San Francisco, Women’s HIV Program

6/24/2019 News

Knoer to Receive ASHP’s 2019 John W. Webb Lecture Award

ASHP has named Scott J. Knoer, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, as the recipient of the 2019 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 drug budget and 1,410 FTEs in 18 hospitals with facilitie

6/20/2019 News

Ohio Health Center Tests Healthy Food Prescriptions

Community Health and Wellness Partners (CHWP) in Logan County, Ohio, has a new tool to help patients control their diabetes — the Wholesome Rx program, which supplies vouchers redeemable for fresh produce at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores.

6/19/2019 News

Student Pharmacist Takes National Stage on Well-Being

Kofi Andoh, a rising third-year student at Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, has observed the rewards of clinical work as well as its darker side — the daily stress and struggles clinicians face and the potential consequences to their well-being.

6/17/2019 Press Release

Three Quarters of Americans Concerned about Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of Americans are concerned about burnout among healthcare professionals, according to new survey data released today by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists). The results follow a 2018 study in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP) that foun

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