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7/14/2022 News

ASHP Seeks Clarification on Federal Guidance for Pharmacies on Reproductive Health

ASHP today warned the White House that language included in the Biden administration's new guidance for pharmacies on access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare services may have the unintended effect of limiting pharmacists' authority and clinical decision-making, to the detriment of patients.

7/8/2022 News

Pharmacy Educator Jordan Cohen Dies at 79 Years

Jordan Lee Cohen, former dean of pharmacy at the University of Kentucky and the University of Iowa, died June 26 in Napa, California. He was 79 years old.

7/6/2022 News

FDA Revises EUA for Paxlovid; Allows State-Licensed Pharmacists to Prescribe

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir), to authorize state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid to eligible patients, with certain limitations to ensure appropriate patient assessment and prescr

6/29/2022 Press Release

ASHP Joins End Drug Shortages Alliance

Today, ASHP, a founding member of the End Drug Shortages Alliance, announced that 93 organizations have joined the diverse coalition formed to address drug shortages in the United States. ASHP is also an advisory board member of the Alliance, which was launched in 2021 to provide a forum for key sta

6/28/2022 Press Release

ASHP Calls for Patients' Rights to Access Reproductive Health Services

A new policy approved today by the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Board of Directors asserts patients’ rights to access comprehensive reproductive healthcare services, including care for pre-conception, conception, post-conception, and termination of pregnancies. The policy als

6/27/2022 News

Walker Calls for Diverse and Inclusive Pharmacy Workforce

In his June 14 inaugural speech, ASHP President Paul C. Walker shared his vision of a “better together” pharmacy workforce that’s diverse, inclusive, collaborative, and ready to address health disparities and achieve better outcomes for all patients.

6/24/2022 News

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Today the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which created a federal right to abortion in 1973.  The ruling in the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, ends the federal right and gives states discretion to determine the limits of access to abortion-related services.  The dec

6/22/2022 News

Hospitals Rely on 340B for Patient Care

At hospitals across the country, pharmacy leaders rely on the 340B Drug Pricing Program to partially offset the cost of uncompensated care and to provide critical services in the community.

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