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ASHP’s professional policies contain varying levels of detail. Policy positions are short pronouncements on one aspect of practice. Statements express basic philosophy, and guidelines (including what were formerly called “technical assistance bulletins”) offer programmatic advice. Therapeutic position statements are concise responses to specific therapeutic issues, and therapeutic guidelines are thorough, evidence-based recommendations on drug use.


Activities of Vendors’ Representatives in Organized Health Care Systems [PDF]

Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring and Reporting [PDF] Updated in 2021

Clinical Drug Research [PDF]

Compounding Sterile Preparations [PDF]

Design of Database-Driven Clinical Decision Support: Strategic Directions for Drug Database and Electronic Health Records Vendors [PDF]  

Documenting Pharmaceutical Care in Patient Medical Records [PDF]

Emergency Medicine Pharmacist Services [PDF] Updated in 2020

Evaluating and Using Home or Alternate-Site Infusion Providers [PDF] New in 2016

Handling Hazardous Drugs [PDF] Updated in 2018

Home Infusion Pharmacy Services [PDF]

Managing Drug Product Shortages [PDF] New in 2018

Management of Investigational Drug Products [PDF]

Medication Cost-Management Strategies for Hospitals and Health Systems [PDF]

Medication-Use Evaluation [PDF] Updated in 2020

Minimum Standard for Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice [PDF] Updated in 2015

Minimum Standard for Pharmacies in Hospitals [PDF]

Outsourcing Pharmaceutical Services [PDF]

Outsourcing Sterile Compounding Services [PDF] New in 2015 

Perioperative Pharmacy Services [PDF] Updated in 2019

Pharmaceutical Research in Organized Health-Care Settings [PDF]

Pharmacist’s Role in Immunization [PDF]

Pharmacist’s Role in Palliative and Hospice Care [PDF] New in 2016

Pharmacist-Conducted Patient Education and Counseling [PDF]

Pharmacist Involvement in HIV Care [PDF] New in 2015

Pharmacist's Role in the Development, Implementation, and Assessment of Critical Pathways [PDF]

Pharmacists’ Relationships with Industry [PDF]

Pharmacist's Role in Providing Drug Information [PDF] Updated in 2014

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Formulary System [PDF] Updated in 2020

Pharmacy Planning for Implementation of Computerized Provider-Order-Entry Systems in Hospitals and Health Systems [PDF]

Pharmacy Services in Correctional Facilities [PDF] Updated in 2016

Pharmacy Services in Solid Organ Transplantation [PDF] New in 2019!

Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances New in 2016

Preventing Medication Errors in Hospitals [PDF]

Preventing Medication Errors with Chemotherapy and Biotherapy [PDF] Updated in 2014

Providing Pediatric Pharmacy Services in Hospitals and Health Systems [PDF] Updated in 2018

Recruitment, Selection, and Retention of Pharmacy Personnel [PDF]

Remote Medication Order Processing [PDF]

Roles and Responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician in Ambulatory Oncology Pharmacy [PDF] New in 2018

Safe Use of Automated Compounding Devices for the Preparation of Parenteral Nutrition Admixtures [PDF] Updated in 2021

Safe Use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets [PDF] Updated in 2021

Selecting Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Suppliers [PDF]

Standardized Method for Pharmaceutical Care [PDF] 

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