Utah society of health-system Pharmacists



A Message from USHP President, Brian Bothwell

Happy Fall from USHP!

Ok, Fall technically is not until Sept 22, but it is right around the corner. I’m often guilty of looking towards the future and wishing it was here today. When it comes to pharmacy, I’m wishing drug shortages are mitigated (*dobutamine anyone?*), that we are recognized as Providers and reimbursed for clinical services rendered, and the FTC probe has led to stopping PBM anticompetitive practices. But we can’t zoom ahead to the future, we’ve got to attack the current problems head on to get the outcomes we want. A couple of issues health-system pharmacies and USHP are grappling with now are with 340B restrictions and technician shortages.

With at least 18 drug manufacturers imposing restrictions on 340B discounts when drugs are... 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

USHP Mentorship Program – Deadline Extended!

The USHP Membership committee is extending the deadline to sign-up for the mentorship program! The purpose of the mentorship program is to connect USHP members and increase professional relationships across the varying experience levels in pharmacy. Mentors are asked to help mentees with advice regarding career and personal development. Requirements between the mentor and mentee include monthly communication for one year, with communication methods determined by the pair. We ask that mentors help introduce mentees to the many different areas of pharmacy, such as through professional meetings, shadowing opportunities, and interactions with others in the profession.

The mentorship program is open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, residents, and students who are current USHP members. Anyone is welcome to request a mentor (being a mentee is not limited to students). If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please fill out the survey at the link below by Thursday, December 15th, 2022. If you participated during the past year and would like to continue participating or switch from a mentee to mentor role, please fill out the survey again for this year.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/93RSNRN

If you have any questions, please contact the membership committee at membership@USHP.org. We will work to pair up mentors and mentees based on professional interests and goals by end of December. 


INFORMATION


There are many benefits for being part of the USHP organization, but now there is another reason!  Introducing USHP Technician Advancement Scholarships!  It is an amazing way to celebrate our amazing pharmacy technicians and advance their profession.  Click the link above to learn more.  

Not a member?  It's not too late - join USHP today!

RESOURCES

2022 BILL TRACKER

During the 2022 Utah Legislative Session, our Advocacy Committee will be actively updating a list of bills. 

2022 USHP Bill Tracker



FIVE YEAR PLAN

In January 2022, our Board of Directors revised our five-year USHP Strategic Plan. We encourage our membership to read it and give feedback!

View the Latest Strategic Plan


New Membership levels

The USHP Board of Directors has approved new membership levels for Pharmacists and Technicians!

The new levels provide a 10% discount with the convenience of auto-renewal! That's what we call a win-win for members. New Members can sign up immediately and existing members can make the switch at their renewal period. 



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