ASCP

Grosso leaving, ASCP begins search for new CEO and executive director

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The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists will begin a search for a new executive director and CEO to lead the group beginning in 2018, current top executive Frank Grosso, RPh, has announced.

ASCP's forward momentum propels into the fall

ASCP's forward momentum propels into the fall

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As pharmacists and medical professionals, there is a constant need to recognize change, to educate ourselves on the latest best practices, tools, and medications.

Pharmacist provider status: What would it mean?

Pharmacist provider status: What would it mean?

Professional and trade organizations advocating for pharmacy and pharmacists rarely agree on much, but the movement to persuade Congress to grant Medicare provider status to pharmacists is just such an issue.

Inaugural ASCP transitions of care forum arrives

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is hosting a two-day forum for post-acute care pharmacy stakeholders Monday and Tuesday in Baltimore. The first-of-its kind conference will gather industry experts to delve into pharmaceutical care options for providers throughout the continuum of care.

The future of our professions

The future of our professions

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ASCP's upcoming forum is designed for all post-acute care stakeholders involved in care transitions: consultant pharmacists; health care executives; and managers from long-term care facilities, pharmacy operations, home care, hospitals, and accountable care organizations.

LTC pharmacists to meet in Orlando

The 2014 annual meeting and exhibition of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists will take place Wednesday through Friday in Orlando. The group will be "celebrating 45 years of building our future" at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

12 days and then 45-year celebration starts

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The final stages of preparation are underway for the 2014 American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' (ASCP) annual meeting and exhibition. The gathering of great minds in geriatric medication management takes place November 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Pharmacists object to further restrictions for hydrocodone combination products

Pharmacists object to further restrictions for hydrocodone combination products

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Hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin will now be in the same, more-restrictive category as OxyContin and fentanyl under the Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.

ASCP gathers for spring conference

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) will hold its spring conference and exposition at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA from May 20-23. The keynote speaker will be Dan Benamoz, R. Ph., the CEO and founder of Pharmacy Development Services, Inc. Sessions include "Battling MRSA Infections in Older Adults," on Monday, "Emerging Roles for Consultant Pharmacists in New Models of Care Delivery," on Tuesday and an ASCP Leadership Q & A Forum on Wednesday.

Top geriatric medicine professionals gather at ASCP's annual conference

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' 2011 annual meeting and exhibition will take place Wednesday through next Friday at the Phoenix Convention Center. Kicking off the event will be a keynote presentation by Bill Thomas, M.D., founder of the Eden Alternative® and the Green House Project®. On Friday, renowned researcher Howard Friedman, Ph.D., will present "Findings from the Longevity Project: Discoveries for Health and Long Life from an Eight-Decade Study." Numerous educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities also will take place, as top senior care medication professionals gather to learn from one another.

Experts to plan for short-cycle drug dispensing in long-term care

Leading pharmacy professionals will meet next Thursday and Friday in Dallas to discuss short-cycle dispensing and its potential impact on long-term care. Federal officials must create regulations for shorter dispensing cycles under the major healthcare reform bill signed into law earlier this year.

Consultant pharmacists: Let nurses be doctors' agents for pain medications in nursing homes

Consultant pharmacists: Let nurses be doctors' agents for pain medications in nursing homes

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists has come out strongly in favor of allowing nursing home nurses to act on behalf of physicians when it comes to prescribing pain medications. ASCP officials on Thursday released their recommendations for changes to current Drug Enforcement Agency policy concerning controlled substances in nursing homes.