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
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