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2/27/2017 News

Pharmacists Turn Naloxone Training Programs into Video for Broad Audience

A pharmacy project to train emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement personnel in how to administer naloxone in cases of opioid overdose has grown into an educational effort that features a video aimed at any potential responder.

2/13/2017 News

Family Focus Helps Pharmacist Improve Diabetes Care for Native Americans

When Cherith Smith started work about a decade ago as a pharmacist at the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center in Montana, she saw a common thread of hopelessness in people with diabetes who visited the center.

2/13/2017 News

VA Project Expands Clinical Pharmacy Services to Rural Veterans

A major project at the Department of Veterans Affairs to position pharmacists as healthcare providers in rural settings is poised to generate new data on how pharmacists improve patient care.

2/13/2017 News

Proposed Legislation, CMS Guidance Portend Advancements for Pharmacists

Federal efforts to advance pharmacists’ role in healthcare got off to a fast start in January with developments including the following:

2/10/2017 News

House Committee Slows Consideration of Drug Competition Bill

Consideration of the Lower Drug Costs through Competition Act by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the bill, has moved off the fast track.

2/10/2017 News

Deflazacort Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

FDA and Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC on February 9 announced the approval of deflazacort oral tablets and oral suspension for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 5 years of age or older.

2/9/2017 Press Release

ASHP Names Chhay as 2017-2018 Executive Fellow

ASHP has selected Sophia R. Chhay as its 2017-2018 Executive Fellow in Association Leadership and Management. The yearlong fellowship (formerly known as the ASHP Executive Residency), provides one Executive Fellow with hands-on training under the guidance of ASHP executives in all facets

2/1/2017 Press Release

ASHP Releases AHFS Drug Information 2017 Edition

ASHP has released a new edition of AHFS Drug Information (AHFS DI), the nation’s leading compendium of unbiased and authoritative drug information. AHFS DI is the only printed compendium designated by the U.S. Congress as a source for reimbursement of off-label uses. The Centers for Medicare

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