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7/7/2020 News

FDA Authorizes Marketing of Video Game-Based Therapy

FDA on June 15 authorized the marketing of EndeavorRx, a video game-based digital therapeutic device, to improve attention function in children 8—12 years old who have been diagnosed with primarily inattentive or combined-type attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). FDA stated that the dev

7/6/2020 News

Hospitals Adapt to Pandemic's Financial Effects

Hospitals are resuming services that were suspended at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic while also coping with revenue losses suffered in the initial months of the crisis.

6/26/2020 News

ASHP Delegates Meet Remotely to Adopt Forward-Looking Policies

ASHP’s House of Delegates on June 9 officially approved 18 member-driven policies, bringing the year-to-date total to 37 approved policies and one ASHP statement addressing important pharmacy practice topics and codifying the profession’s stance on important social issues.

6/26/2020 News

ASHP National Survey Reveals Trends in Pharmacy Practice

Results of ASHP’s annual survey of pharmacy directors at nearly 5,000 hospitals in the United States provide key insights into the current state of pharmacy practice in hospitals and health systems, particularly in the areas of prescribing, opioid stewardship, staffing, and use of mobile technology.

6/23/2020 Press Release

Joint Statement of the AMA, APhA, and ASHP on FDA Action to Remove Emergency Use Authorization of Medications to Treat COVID-19

The American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists appreciates the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) continuing efforts to review and advise the nation on the safe and effective use of hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, and other

6/17/2020 News

Rural Hospitals Prepare, Respond to COVID-19

Within a week after the first confirmed COVID-19 case at St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher, Louisiana, the pharmacy department was down two staff members who tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and were under quarantine.

6/15/2020 News

Pandemic Exerts Emotional Toll

In areas that have been hit hard by COVID-19, pharmacists acknowledge feeling strained and worried about what lies ahead.

6/15/2020 News

Cancer Care Adapts During Pandemic

Oncology clinics are finding ways to reduce their vulnerable patients’ exposure to SARS-CoV-2 while keeping cancer chemotherapy on track.

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