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Meeting Highlights

2012 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition

Michele B. Kaufman PharmD, RPh

The 47th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in early December took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a record-breaking attendance of more than 20,000 registrants. Some themes of the program addressed enhancing medication safety through different uses of technology and knowledge, fine-tuning clinical skills, dealing with drug shortages, pharmacy practice model initiatives, Section 340B drug program policies, and the use of biologics in health care. This article reviews two sessions, one on preparing for generic biologics (e.g., biosimilars) and one on medication safety related to the Joint Commission’s hospital accreditation standards.