Drug Shortage Summit Statement

F Washington D.C. — (November 9, 2010) 

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 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.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Join the ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2014 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES2014.

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