American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
TypeProfessional Association
HeadquartersBethesda, Maryland
United States
60,000 (2023)[1]
Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP[2]
Linda S. Tyler, Pharm.D., FASHP[2]
Immediate Past President
Thomas J. Johnson[2]
Formerly called
American Society of Hospital Pharmacists

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 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 60,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.[3] ASHP maintains a national database on U.S. drug shortages that is published on their website.


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.


  • ASHP Intersections
  • AHFS Drug Information Book
  • Handbook on Injectable Drugs
  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
  • Best Practices for Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy (ISSN 0278-2677; published 1982–1993)[4]


  1. ^ "About ASHP - ASHP".
  2. ^ a b c "ASHP Board of Directors | ASHP". July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 October 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  3. ^ "About ASHP - ASHP".
  4. ^ Talley, C. Richard (1 January 2003). "AJHP turns 60". American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 60 (1): 34. doi:10.1093/ajhp/60.1.34. PMID 12533976.

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