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5/23/2017 Press Release

ASHP Names New Global Headquarters in Honor of Former CEO

On Friday, May 19, 2017, ASHP dedicated its new Bethesda headquarters as the Joseph A. Oddis Global Headquarters of ASHP.

5/17/2017 News

Pharmacists Provide Novel Injection Services for Community

By taking advantage of Kentucky's definition of the practice of pharmacy, the pharmacist-run clinic at KentuckyOne Health's Our Lady of Peace administers injections of long-acting medications to a special clientele: patients with opioid addiction or a schizoaffective disorder.

5/16/2017 News

Community Hospitals Make Strides in Antimicrobial Stewardship

Community hospitals, regardless of size, are developing effective antimicrobial stewardship programs and reaping benefits beyond improving antimicrobial use.


FDA Quietly Ends a Major Risk-Management Program

FDA on April 13 ended the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy program for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, a decision that caught some longtime users of the program off-guard.

5/15/2017 Press Release

ASHP Urges Senators to Protect Patients’ Access to Healthcare, Affordable Medications

ASHP reiterated its top priorities for healthcare reform and urged the Senate to consider legislative proposals that will safeguard public health through the provision of robust coverage including access to healthcare services, affordable medications, and pharmacist patient care services.


Toolkit Aims to Make Adolescents Aware of Dangers of Opioid Abuse

Despite years of involvement in opioid medication management, clinical pharmacy professor Saira A. Jan left a meeting with a local New Jersey group last fall alarmed at the realization that high schoolers do not recognize the dangers of abusing opioids. "Talking to this community group, they were li


New CSRxP Ad Campaign Attacks Rising Drug Prices

The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP) this week launched a national TV and digital advertising campaign that delivers a harsh rebuke of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs. ASHP is a lead member of the CSRxP Steering Committee. The campaign features a commercial for a

5/5/2017 News

Burkholderia Outbreak Proves Any Drug Product Can Be Risky

When pharmacists think about managing high-risk medications, nonprescription docusate sodium oral liquid doesn't normally make the list, said Jeffrey Wagner, pharmacy director at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) in Houston.

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