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7/12/2016 News

INRatio Device to Leave U.S. Market, Company Says

The company marketing the INRatio Monitor System has announced the intention to withdraw the now-questionable point-of-care device from the U.S. market.

7/6/2016 Press Release

Pharmacy Journal Examines National Trends in Prescription Drug Spending

A sharp rise in prescription medication prices — driven by the introduction of new, expensive specialty medications and huge increases in the costs of older drug products with few competitors — drove an 11.7 percent increase in spending on medications in 2015, according to a new report published in

7/6/2016

ASHP Launches Digital Ad Campaign in The Washington Post

ASHP in June launched an ad campaign in the digital edition of The Washington Post to increase consumer awareness of the many healthcare services provided by pharmacists. As part of its Top Workplaces award, ASHP purchased a digital ad package in The Washington Post that guarantees more than 800,00

7/1/2016 News

Zika Worries on Patients' Minds, Pharmacists Say

Zika virus infection isn't yet a public health crisis in the mainland United States, but pharmacists are already getting questions from patients about how the virus may affect them.

6/30/2016

ASHP Seeks Changes to Medicare Part B Demo

A Medicare Part B demonstration project that would recalculate the outpatient payment formula to test reimbursement methods for Part B drugs could negatively impact patient access and quality of care, ASHP told the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance this week. In a statement for the record, ASHP urged

6/30/2016

ASHP Submits Comments to CMS Regarding Medicare Changes

Proposed changes to Medicare’s quality payment programs (QPPs) are unlikely to reach their cost and quality goals unless all providers are effectively integrated into team-based care, ASHP told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week. In its comment letter on CMS’s ongoing impl

6/30/2016

Library of Congress Selects ASHP.org for Historical Web Archive

The United States Library of Congress has selected ASHP’s website for inclusion in the Library’s web archive focusing on public policy topics, citing ASHP.org as an important part of this collection and the historical record. In addition to its traditional functions, the Library of Congress acquire

6/29/2016 Press Release

ASHP House of Delegates Approves Professional Policies 2016

During the 68th annual session of its House of Delegates in Baltimore earlier this month, the ASHP House of Delegates approved a professional policy calling on Congress to ban direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs and medication-containing devices. Delegates also approved polici

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