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8/10/2022 Press Release

Saint Luke's Hospital Recognized as ASHP Certified Center of Excellence in Medication-Use Safety and Pharmacy Practice

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) has named Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, (Saint Luke's) an ASHP Certified Center of Excellence ™ in Medication-Use Safety and Pharmacy Practice. The certification recognizes Saint Luke's pharmacy department's commitment to superio

8/7/2022 News

Senate Passes Prescription Drug Pricing Bill

Today, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The drug pricing provisions of the bill include: Federal Drug Price Negotiations: The Senate bill would allow Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug manufacturers for certain high-cost Part D drugs. Over time, the numbe

8/5/2022 News

2022 ASHP Pharmacy Practice Sections Election Results

ASHP members have selected the following individuals to serve on the Executive Committees of ASHP’s Pharmacy Practice Sections. The terms for the Section Chairs-elect will begin immediately; the two-year terms for Directors-at-Large will start in June 2023, except in the case of special elections i

8/4/2022 News

Kasbekar Elected Next President of ASHP

Nishaminy (Nish) Kasbekar, PharmD, BSPharm, FASHP, has been elected as ASHP's new President-elect. Christene M. Jolowsky, BSPharm, MS, FASHP, FMSHP, was elected as ASHP Treasurer and Vickie L. Powell, PharmD, MS, BSPharm, FASHP, and Jennifer E. Tryon, PharmD, MS, FASHP, were elected to serve on the

8/4/2022 News

University of Michigan Health Celebrates 95 Years of Pharmacy Residency Programs

The pharmacy residency enterprise founded by Harvey A.K. Whitney at the University of Michigan marked its 95th anniversary by welcoming about 80 former residents back to campus for a July 22–23 celebration.

8/4/2022 News

HHS Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency; ASHP Calls for PREP Act Authority

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared monkeypox a public health emergency (PHE), signaling increased urgency as the Biden administration broadens the push to contain the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a global health emergency on July 23, an

8/2/2022 News

ASHP Releases Revised Guidelines on Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances

Today, ASHP released the revised ASHP Guidelines on Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances. The guidelines outline the latest strategies to help healthcare organizations develop and implement a collaborative, comprehensive controlled substance diversion prevention program. Approved by the ASH

7/29/2022 News

Mississippi Pharmacy Leader Mickey C. Smith Dies at 83

University of Mississippi pharmacy icon Mickey Charles Smith died July 5, in Oxford, Mississippi. He was 83 years old.

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