Last Year's Big Story: Antibiotic Stewardship


H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

If one had to characterize the biggest medication-related issue of 2016, the use of antibiotics would have to be on most pharmacists’ top-three list... on (Members Only)

What the ASCP Board Does and Why YOU Should Run


Joseph G. Marek, RPh, CGP, FASCP
2016-2017 ASCP President

Does being a board member conjure up for you images of wealthy people writing checks in an ivory tower? Do you see a group of suits sitting around a massive board room table sipping drinks? Let me clear up some misconceptions for you... on (Members Only)

In Memory of our Deceased ASCP Members


Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

As we reflect back on 2016, I want to take a moment to remember some of our beloved and dedicated members who passed away over the past year... on (Members Only)

Succeeding in 2017; The Era of Chronic Care


Paul Baldwin
Baldwin Health Policy Group LLC

Now that we’ve lugged the lights and decorations back to the attic and gingerly stepped on the bathroom scale, discovering that our annual revelry will haunt us throughout the winter, it’s time to turn our attention to the year ahead... on (Members Only)

Reducing Antipsychotics: An Interdisciplinary Team Effort


Marian James, Pharm.D., FASCP, BCPS, CGP
2016 Herb Langsam Pharmacy Provider Services Award Winner

Any pharmacist practicing in long-term care is familiar with the dreaded F-tag 329, unnecessary medication... on (Members Only)

Forging a Strong Relationship with the DEA


Arnold E. Clayman, PD, FASCP
ASCP Vice President of Pharmacy Practice & Government Affairs

As a long-time member of ASCP involved in government affairs and now a staff member for over 5 years, I have been through numerous political administrations... on (Members Only)

Get A Head Start on Your 2017 Resolutions


Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

The holiday season is in full swing, and while this is a joyous time of year, we know it takes a tremendous amount of preparation and planning to juggle family, friends—and still get to all your facilities/clients in 30 days... on (Members Only)

Being Ever Mindful


H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

Medication-related problems occur for a variety of reasons. The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs recently... on (Members Only)

Do you Hear Me Now? – The Art of Listening


Albert R. Barber, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
2016 Richard S. Berman Service Award Winner

Early in my career as a consultant pharmacist in skilled nursing homes I picked up a large high-acuity facility with... on (Members Only)

My Summer as a Cano Intern


Precious Dadzie
2016 ASCP Cano Legislative Intern
VCU School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, Class of 2018

Older adults have always had a special place in my heart. When I entered pharmacy school... on (Members Only)

A Note from Adelaide


Chris Alderman, CGP
2016 Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award Winner

Recently I had the privilege of travelling to Dallas, where I humbly accepted the honour of the 2016 CCGP Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award... on (Members Only)

Three Holiday Reminders from Your CEO


Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

No matter whether you’re a consultant pharmacist, a community pharmacist, or a hospital pharmacist, you’re a senior care pharmacist... on (Members Only)

What Happens When You Assume? Speak Up About the Value You Bring


Joseph G. Marek, RPh, CGP, FASCP
2016-2017 ASCP President

I often get asked by fellow members ‘why did you want to become president?’ The simple answer is... on (Members Only)

Stemming the Rising Tide of Drug Burden


H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, The Consultant Pharmacist

In long-term care, the drug burden continues to rise. A Canadian study conducted in 2015 found that 55% of residents received an average of nine or more medications... on (Members Only)

ASCP Moves Ahead at Lightning Speed this Fall


Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

In my early years as a consultant pharmacist, I looked to ASCP for support with the innumerable challenges I faced on the job... on (Members Only)

Congress Is Listening To Your Social Media


W. Scott Douglas
Senior Policy Director
Crowell & Moring LLP

The key to successful advocacy for senior care and consultant pharmacists to Congress is communication... on (Members Only)

Presidential Recap of the Month


Nicole Brandt,PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
Executive Director, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging
Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
President, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

As we celebrate Consultant Pharmacists Week (October 11 – 14), it is a fantastic time to focus on the simple acts of kindness... on (Members Only)

Industry Unity


Frank Grosso, RPh
ASCP Executive Director & CEO

As part of ASCP’s continuing effort to promote provider status to the key committees on Capitol Hill, we signed on in support of... on (Members Only)

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