NEW VOICES: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Opposes Participation in Executions

In a press release on June 9, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) announced its policy affirming “that pharmacists, as healthcare providers who are dedicated to achieving optimal health outcomes and preserving life, should not participate in capital punishment.” ASHP represents 40,000 members, including pharmacists who serve as patient-care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization also includes student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The policy was approved by the organization’s chief policy-making body, the House of Delegates, during ASHP’s Summer Meetings this week in Denver. “This policy makes it clear that ASHP opposes pharmacists’ participation in capital punishment,” said ASHP Chief Executive Officer Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP. “We are proud that our members as patient care providers who are dedicated to achieving optimal health outcomes have taken this strong, ethical stance.”

(Press Release, ASHP, June 9, 2015). See Lethal Injection and Statements from other medical organizations and drug manufacturers.

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organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. - See more at: http://www.ashp.org/menu/AboutUs#sthash.fk5F3xlo.dpuf
organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. - See more at: http://www.ashp.org/menu/AboutUs#sthash.fk5F3xlo.dpuf
organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. - See more at: http://www.ashp.org/menu/AboutUs#sthash.fk5F3xlo.dpuf
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.