American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is a professional organization that represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory care settings. The organization's 45,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. ASHP maintains a national database on U.S. drug shortages that is published on their website.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Logo
AbbreviationASHP
MottoPharmacists advancing healthcare
Formation1942
TypeProfessional Association
HeadquartersBethesda, Maryland
Region
United States
FieldsPharmacy
Membership (2018)
45,000[1]
CEO
Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP[2]
President
Kathleen Pawlicki, M.S., R.PH., FASHP
President-Elect
Thomas J. Johnson
Websitehttps://www.ashp.org/
Formerly called
American Society of Hospital Pharmacists

PurposeEdit

The aim of the society is to support the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals and health systems. In addition, the society advocates to government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on public policy issues related to medication use and public health.

PublicationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our History". ASHP.
  2. ^ "ASHP Board of Directors". ASHP.

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