Society Leaders Speak Out on Terrorism Incidents
We are writing ASHP members in a spirit of solidarity and shared grief in the aftermath of the worst act of terrorism in the worlds history. We share your sense of shock and revulsion over the senseless acts that killed and injured so many Americans, and extend our heartfelt condolences to the families affected by this tragedy. We also are grateful for the heroic efforts of the rescuers and health professionals who continue to work so tirelessly at the disaster sites.
This week saw the gathering of ASHPs councils, Commission on Therapeutics, and Board of Directors at the Societys headquarters just outside of Washington, D.C. Despite the uncertainty of the events unfolding around them, members decided to stay and continue the important work they had begun. We deeply appreciate the personal sacrifices these members made by being away from their families in a time of national crisis.
Rest assured that ASHP is in close touch with federal defense and public health officials to ensure that medicines and pharmacist services are available where they are needed most. We also stand ready to assist you in your work by creating a special resource center on www.ashp.org that offers:
You may also be interested in the following list of relief agencies that are collecting donations and goods on behalf of the victims and rescue workers:American Red Cross National Capital Chapter
2131 K St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
United Way of the National Capitol Area
United Way of New York City
New York Fraternal Order of Police Fund
The Salvation Army
Washington Family Relief Fund
Greater N.Y. Hospital Association Foundation
Pentagon Victims Funeral Fund
International Association of Fire Fighters
Catholic Charities Disaster Relief Fund
National Organization for Victim Assistance
As we go forward into this new era of heightened public awareness, please know that both of us, and the entire Society, stand ready to support you and your patients.
Steven L. Sheaffer, Pharm.D., FASHP
Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D.