American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Logo
AbbreviationASHP
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
Linda S. Tyler, Pharm.D., FASHP
Immediate Past President
Thomas J. Johnson
Websitehttps://www.ashp.org/
Formerly called
American Society of Hospital Pharmacists

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is a professional organization that represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory clinics, and other healthcare settings. The organization's nearly 58,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. ASHP maintains a national database on U.S. drug shortages that is published on their website.

Purpose[edit]

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.

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

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

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