News and Press Releases
Pharmacists' Home Visits Target Adherence in Behavioral Health PatientsTo really help a patient with mental illness adhere to a medication regimen, sometimes it’s useful to have a good smartphone playlist.
7/25/2017 Press Release
ASHP Strongly Opposes Proposed Changes to Medicare ReimbursementProposed cuts to the Medicare payment rates for drugs that hospitals acquire under the 340B Drug Pricing Program, if enacted, could have devastating consequences for the low-income and uninsured patients that receive care from the nation’s safety net hospitals, according to pharmacy group ASHP. The
Easier Path for Preparing Albuterol for Continuous Nebulization May Complicate Patient CareA new warning and dosage instruction in the labeling for multidose albuterol sulfate inhalation solution targets healthcare professionals who may be using the benzalkonium chloride-preserved product to compound solutions for continuous nebulization, which is an off-label use.
Legislative Year in Indiana Ends with Big Wins for PharmacyFive pharmacy bills, including 1 allowing partial fills of opioid prescriptions, progressed from the Indiana statehouse to the governor's desk this year and became law on July 1.
Guideline Highlights Role of Hypertension Control in Preventing Heart FailureKeeping blood pressure under control is an important strategy to prevent the development of heart failure in patients at risk for that condition, according to a recently updated clinical guideline.
7/13/2017 Press Release
ASHP Voices Continued Support of 340B Drug Pricing Program in Advance of House Committee HearingThe Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the United States House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing entitled “Examining HRSA’s Oversight of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.” The hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, and will include
Survey Finds Sodium Bicarbonate Shortage Affecting Hospitals' Daily OperationsThe ongoing national shortage of sodium bicarbonate injection has hospitals prioritizing its use on the basis of patients' clinical needs and centralizing the stock, according to the results of a survey conducted by the ASHP Center on Medication Safety and Quality.
6/29/2017 Press Release