Therapeutic Position Statements

ASHP's professional policies contain varying levels of detail. Policy positions are short pronouncements on one aspect of practice. Statements express basic philosophy, and guidelines (including what were formerly called "technical assistance bulletins") offer programmatic advice. Therapeutic position statements are concise responses to specific therapeutic issues, and therapeutic guidelines are thorough, evidence-based recommendations on drug use.

Note: All ASHP therapeutic position statements are in PDF.

Document Published Next Review Date Estimated Publication Date
Cessation of Tobacco Use 2008 2013 --
Institutional Use of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection to Maintain Patency of Peripheral Indwelling Intermittent Infusion Devices 2012 2015 --
Role of Pharmacotherapy in Preventing Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients 2012  2015 --
Strategies for Identifying and Preventing Pneumococcal Resistance 2014 2017 --
Therapeutic Monitoring of Vancomycin in Adult Patients: A Consensus Review of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists 2009 2014 --
Use of Second-Generation Antipsychotic Medications in the Treatment of Adults with Psychotic Disorders 2006 2011 --


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