Health Care Organizations Team Up to Address Nation's Drug Shortages Problems

Groups will develop recommendations to prevent patient harm, minimize disruptions in care

Washington D.C. — (October 22, 2010) 

Four leading health care groups will meet next month to develop a coordinated effort to address the critical issue of drug shortages. Co-conveners of the Drug Shortages Summit include the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The invitation-only event will be held on November 5 in Bethesda, Md. ... read more


Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

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