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ASHP Applauds Selection of Healthcare Leaders for Roles in Biden-Harris Administration

ASHP today issued the following statement on the selection of Xavier Beccera and Drs. Vivek H. Murthy, Rochelle Walensky, Anthony S. Fauci, and Marcella Nunez-Smith to fill key healthcare posts in the Biden-Harris Administration:

ASHP is pleased to have these proven leaders poised to guide our nation’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and lend their extensive expertise to addressing other critical healthcare issues. ASHP and its more than 55,000 members stand ready to support them in these efforts. We look forward to having a close and productive relationship with these leaders that ensures patients achieve optimal medication therapy outcomes and the voice of pharmacists is represented.

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ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 55,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 78 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website,, or its consumer website,

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