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6/16/2022 News

ASHP Previews Survey Findings on Clinical Services Provided by Health-System Specialty Pharmacies

Specialty pharmacies operated by health systems provide robust, comprehensive patient care services that are guided by targeted monitoring and timely interventions, according to preliminary results from the 2022 National Clinical Services Provided by Health-System Specialty Pharmacies: A Survey of Current Practice.

6/15/2022 News

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hospitals in 340B Drug Pricing Program Case

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) does not have the discretion to change 340B Drug Pricing Program reimbursement rates without gathering data on what hospitals pay for outpatient drugs. ASHP has aggressively been advocating to safeguard the 34

6/14/2022 Press Release

ASHP Honors Members for Practice Excellence, Leadership

Twenty members of ASHP recently received the title “Fellow” of ASHP in recognition of the excellence they have achieved in pharmacy practice. The 2022 Fellows were honored on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, during a ceremony at the ASHP Summer Meetings & Exhibition in Phoenix. The ASHP Practitioner Recognit

6/9/2022 Press Release

ASHP Applauds CMS Requirement for States to Enroll Pharmacists as Medicaid Providers, Issues Medicaid and CHIP Vaccine Counseling Codes

On June 8, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released stand-alone Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) vaccine counseling Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPS) codes for counseling provided to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries who are eligible both fo

6/8/2022 News

Federal Trade Commission Votes Unanimously to Study PBM Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to study “the impact of vertically integrated pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) on the access and affordability of prescription drugs.” ASHP anticipates that this review of PBM practices will include scrutiny of abusive tactics, includin

6/6/2022 News

Pharmacy Technicians Find Influence, Acceptance as Pharmacy Board Members

Illinois pharmacy technician Glen Gard has a new leadership role this year as the first-ever technician member of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy.

6/2/2022 News

Message from the CEO: ASHP Mourns Lives Lost in Tulsa Medical Center Shooting

ASHP Chief Executive Officer Paul W. Abramowitz, PharmD, ScD, (Hon), FASHP, released a statement about the latest mass shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma:  The national epidemic of firearms deaths continues, this time claiming the lives of at least four people at the St. Francis Health System campus in T

5/27/2022 News

ASHP Calls for Removal of Prescribing Barriers for COVID Antivirals

The White House announced the launch of the first federally supported test-to-treat site, a part of the White House test-to-treat initiative designed to improve access to COVID-19 antiviral oral medications for certain high-risk patients. In response, ASHP sent a letter to Ashish Jha, the White Hous

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