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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is a professional organization representing the interests of pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care.

As of 2009, ASHP has 36,000 members, a staff of more than 175 and a budget that exceeds 40 million dollars. Previously it was known as the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists.


By 1936 a subsection of hospital pharmacists was formed in the American Pharmaceutical Association (APHA), and for the first time, hospital pharmacists had a voice in a national organization. In 1942, hospital pharmacists established the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, affiliated with APhA. In 1947, ASHP and APhA jointly established a hospital pharmacy division with permanent staffing.


The aim of the society is to advance and support the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals and health systems and serve as their voice on issues related to medication use and public health. ASHP provides legislative advocacy on health system pharmacy issues, partly to achieve public policy that helps people make the best use of medicines.

ASHP provides professional advocacy on health system pharmacy issues to government agencies, such as Institute of Medicine (IOM).



External links

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • ASHP Foundation
  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
  • AHFS Drug Information
  • AHFS Drug Information online, operated by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
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