The 2014 Drug Shortages Summit organized by the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), and The Pew Charitable Trusts, recently released its results. For a copy of the press release see: www.ismp.org/pressroom/PR20150205.pdf. For a copy of the summit findings see: www.ashp.org/DocLibrary/Policy/DrugShortages/2014-Drug-Shortages-Summit.pdf
We wish to welcome our new Advisory Board members for MSOS:
- Kelly Besco, PharmD. Medication Safety Coordinator, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services, Columbus OH
- Sean O’Neill, PharmD; Medication Safety Officer, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
- Joanne Peterson, RN; Medication Safety Specialist, Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO
- Elizabeth Rebo, PharmD. Medication Safety Officer, WellStar Health System, Marietta GA
They join existing members E. Robert Feroli, PharmD; Christian Hartman, PharmD; and Jaculin DeYoung, PharmD. We wish to thank leaving members Barbara Olson RN and Gary Ostrowski, PharmD for their long years of service to the Board.
We've improved our website and listserv forum. Members are now able to scroll to the bottom of their (or a colleague’s) forum post and with a couple clicks, share the post on their personal or business LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts that provide a link back to MSOS Forum. There is also an email option button that will allow users to forward the post via email.