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9/12/2017 Press Release

AJHP's September 15 Theme Issue Focuses on Population Health

The September 15, 2017, “Population Health” theme issue of AJHP (American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy) explores the pharmacist’s role in improving the outcomes of individuals with some of today’s most prevalent health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, opioid misuse and abuse, hepatitis

9/12/2017 News

Proposed 340B-Related Changes to Outpatient PPS Are Shortsighted, ASHP Says

Cutting the reimbursement rate for drugs bought through the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program for Medicare beneficiaries will “curtail patient access to services, increase costs, [and] reduce hospitals’ flexibility to allocate their resources,” ASHP told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday.

9/8/2017 Press Release

ASHP Reaches Out to Members Impacted by Hurricane Irma

In a communication sent this week to ASHP members who may be impacted by Hurricane Irma, ASHP CEO Paul Abramowitz commended practitioners who will give of their time, resources and expertise to meet the needs of patients and healthcare organizations during the storm. “In the past several weeks, ter

9/7/2017 News

Kingwood Pharmacy Team Meets Harvey's Challenges

As she reflected on her hospital’s recent encounter with Hurricane Harvey, Mallory Gessner-Wharton, director of pharmacy at Kingwood Medical Center in Texas, was pleased with the outstanding efforts of her dedicated staff.

9/5/2017 Press Release

ASHP Survey Finds Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

Technologies that improve medication use have been adopted by nearly 100% of hospitals across the United States, according to the “ASHP National Survey of Pharmacy Practice in Hospital Settings: Prescribing and Transcribing — 2016.” Implementation of technologies such as electronic health records (E

9/2/2017 News

Houston Methodist Hospital's Pharmacy Team Weathers the Storm

"We never had an issue of people not wanting to come to work or not wanting to help out," said Alex C. Varkey on Friday, during a 15-minute break from directing pharmacy services at 907-bed Houston Methodist Hospital. "It's just been an incredible experience to see how strong a team we have here."

8/30/2017 News

First Gene-Transfer Therapy Approved for U.S. Market

FDA on August 30 announced the approval of tisagenlecleucel, a first-in-class chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy consisting of genetically modified autologous T cells, for the treatment of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children and young adults.

8/28/2017 Press Release

ASHP Reaches Out to Members Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

ASHP extends its deepest sympathies to the families and communities impacted by the devastating hurricane and floods that have and continue to ravage parts of Texas and Louisiana. In a communication sent this week, ASHP CEO Paul Abramowitz recognized the dedication and hard work of the heroic first

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