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ASHP Online Store Unveils New Features

ASHP recently updated the capabilities of its online store with a mobile-responsive design and the addition of an interactive chat feature. The update affects the store’s login function, product listings and details, and checkout for books, ebooks, and learning products when viewed on


Senate Finance Committee Releases Draft Bill on Improving Chronic Care under Medicare

On October 27, 2016, the bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group in the Senate Finance Committee, consisting of Senators Orin Hatch (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.), released a draft of a bill titled the “Creating High-Quality Results and Outcome

10/28/2016 Press Release

ASHP Publishes Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention Guidelines

ASHP today published the first set of national guidelines designed to help healthcare organizations devise and implement strategies to prevent the diversion of controlled substances. The guidelines include a framework for creating a collaborative, comprehensive controlled substances diversi

10/26/2016 News

Medicare Mulls Changes to Boost Participation in Chronic Care Initiative

Few medical practices are embracing Medicare's year-old billing mechanism for chronic care management (CCM) services—and that has prompted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose changes that may improve participation.

10/26/2016 Press Release

ASHP Offers Real-Time Reporting of Recertification Credits for Pharmacy Specialties

ASHP announced today that it now offers board-certified pharmacists real-time reporting of their recertification credits for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Critical Care Pharmacy, Pediatric Pharmacy, and Pharmacotherapy specialties. ASHP is the first professional development provider to inte

10/26/2016 News

Filgrastim Becomes Biosimilar Test Case for Hospitals

Steve Pickette, assistant director of clinical services at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, expects the Seattle facility to reap substantial savings after adding Zarxio, Sandoz Inc.'s biosimilar version of filgrastim, to the formulary.

10/25/2016 Press Release

Standardize 4 Safety Initiative Releases Final IV Recommendations for Medication Safety

ASHP today announced that its Standardize 4 Safety initiative has finalized its list of recommended concentrations for adult IV continuous infusions. The list, which marks the first major milestone in Phase I of the initiative, is posted on ASHP’s Standardize 4 Safety website. ASHP also announced to

10/25/2016 News

FIP Section's Work Continues After Revision of Basel Statements

The Hospital Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) conducted its annual membership meeting during the parent group's 76th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, held August 28 through September 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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