Four leading health care groups co-convened a Drug Shortages Summit on Friday, November 5 in Bethesda, MD, including representatives from the FDA, generic drug manufacturers, drug wholesalers and representatives from the co-convening organizations. The co-conveners, 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), released a statement after the summit that can be viewed here
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.