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7/27/2017 News

Pharmacists' Home Visits Target Adherence in Behavioral Health Patients

To 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 Reimbursement

Proposed 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

7/21/2017 News

Easier Path for Preparing Albuterol for Continuous Nebulization May Complicate Patient Care

A 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.

7/14/2017 News

Legislative Year in Indiana Ends with Big Wins for Pharmacy

Five 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.

7/13/2017 News

Guideline Highlights Role of Hypertension Control in Preventing Heart Failure

Keeping 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 Hearing

The 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

7/10/2017 News

Survey Finds Sodium Bicarbonate Shortage Affecting Hospitals' Daily Operations

The 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

ASHP Details Healthcare Reform Recommendations in Letter to Senate Leadership

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) today delivered a letter to the Senate leadership detailing ways in which the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) could be improved to safeguard patient health. In the letter, ASHP restates its mission “to help people achieve optimal hea

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