‘They heard us’: Partner program to allow fast LTC access to federal stock of COVID-19 drugs
Mar 04, 2022
The federal Long-Term Care Partner Program aims to quickly get time-sensitive COVID-19 treatments to facilities when an outbreak occurs. The first drug available via the portal will be molnupiravir, followed...
ASCP annual meeting Nov. 4-7
James M. Berklan
Aug 13, 2021
The Annual Society of Consultant Pharmacists will hold its annual meeting Nov. 4-7 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego.
‘Already skeptical’ nursing home workers may need persuading after J&J shots resume, industry leaders...
Apr 26, 2021
Now that vaccinators are encouraged to resume giving Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot, nursing home stakeholders are questioning what effect the recent pause will have on vaccine uptake in a wary population.
Opt-in COVID vaccine program kicks off; Feds partner with CVS, Walgreens
Oct 19, 2020
Long-term care facilities nationwide can voluntarily opt in to a free pharmacy partnership program that will provide and administer future COVID-19 vaccines on site, federal officials announced Friday.
LTC pharmacists expect to play major role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, administration
Sep 13, 2020
America’s long-term care pharmacists are preparing to play a major role in the distribution and administration of a COVID-19 vaccine, from moving vials to facilities to educating providers on packaging...
LTC pharmacies seek key role in COVID vaccine distribution
Aug 27, 2020
Long-term care pharmacies now have a voice in federal decisions about COVID vaccine delivery to nursing homes and assisted living communities, says the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
Provider groups develop heat map to aid coronavirus response; FEMA to deliver PPE
Apr 29, 2020
A newly-developed heat map of coronavirus cases in U.S. nursing homes and assisted living facilities will help to prioritize much-needed personal protective equipment and testing supplies for hard-hit...
Job well done, Grosso has eye out for next adventure
James M. Berklan
Apr 12, 2018
Frank Grosso has done a lot in his 67 years. But he’s not done. That much he wants to make abundantly clear.
Grosso leaving, ASCP begins search for new CEO and executive director
Nov 08, 2017
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
Frank L. Grosso, RPh
Oct 12, 2016
As pharmacists and medical professionals, there is a constant need to recognize change, to educate ourselves on the latest best practices, tools, and medications.