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Healthcare Groups Release Recommendations to Address Drug Shortages

A coalition of healthcare groups today issued a series of wide-ranging recommendations to address the ongoing shortages of critical medications affecting patient care across the country. The American Hospital Association (AHA), American Society of...
26-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

ASHP CEO Attends White House Bill Signing on Pharmacy Gag Clause

ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP, today attended a White House ceremony to commemorate the signing of S. 2553 and S. 2554, the “Know the Lowest Price Act” and “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act,” respectively....
10-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Shortage Guidelines Provide Strategies to Minimize Impact on Patient Care

Healthcare teams in patient care settings can develop policies and procedures to minimize the impact of drug shortages by incorporating new guidelines published today by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists). The ASHP Guidelines on...
31-Jul-2018 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Widespread Unavailability of Critical Medications Jeopardizes Patient Care in U.S. Hospitals

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), the 45,000-member national association representing pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory care settings, is calling for swift action from policymakers to address...
23-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pharmacist Group Survey Confirms Patient Care Affected by Shortage of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

The results of a survey released today by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) illustrate the considerable impact shortages of small-volume parenteral (SVP) solutions are having on daily operations and patient care in most hospitals...
11-Jan-2018 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Healthcare Groups Urge Congressional Action on Drug Shortages

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), together with five other healthcare organizations, today sent a letter to Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) — the Vice Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the...
10-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pharmacists Offer Recommendations for Managing Shortages of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and the University of Utah Drug Information Service have developed a fact sheet that provides an outline of potential actions for healthcare organizations to consider in managing shortages of...
26-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Pharmacy Practice Survey Finds Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

Technologies that improve medication use have been adopted by nearly 100% of hospitals across the United States, according to the “ASHP National Survey of Pharmacy Practice in Hospital Settings: Prescribing and Transcribing – 2016.”...
7-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The mission of pharmacists is to help people achieve optimal health outcomes. ASHP helps its members achieve this mission by advocating and supporting the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. ASHP serves its members as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.


  • Deborah A. Pasko

    Sr. Director, Medication Safety & Quality

    drug shortages, Opioids, Medication Safety, Patient Safety, Pediatrics, Critical Care, hospital administration, Healthcare, Pharmacy, Polypharmacy


Joseph Feese
Director, Communications Division


Aretha Hankinson
Director, Advocacy Communications


Jocelyn Milford
Public Relations Assistant



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