From the NJSHP President

To my Pharmacy Colleagues:

I know all of you are deep in the trenches of the pandemic we are battling alongside not just each other, but together with the rest of the world. COVID-19 will undoubtedly impact us impermeably as we face this extraordinary public health crisis. Pharmacy practice across New Jersey is severely impacted by this, especially health-system pharmacy. We are facing a multitude of pressures and challenges from drug supply to PPE shortages, staff work-flow, resource issues and communication coming to multiple places. As a result, it is imperative to work together to overcome the problems we are all facing.

I want our pharmacy colleagues in New Jersey to know that NJSHP is here to help and support you during this difficult time. As many of us work in the hospital setting, we will be doing our best to support and advocate for you on important issues. In order to better serve you, we have created a small group of pharmacy leaders that will be focused on hospital pharmacy operations and another group focused on clinical practice. We will also be working closely with other New Jersey pharmacy organizations and sharing pertinent information when necessary.

Please be advised, that NJSHP will not be providing its own specific resources so as not to interfere with the resources provided by the government and other professional agencies. Always refer to ASHP and the CDC on national guidance. For local issues, refer to NJBOP and NJDOH. For issues at the state level, we are happy to advocate for you on any issues that may be affecting you.

As dedicated healthcare professionals, I am confident your skill, dedication and compassion will get us through the challenges ahead of us. NJSHP is here to assist in any way we can during this time. We will be doing our best to provide pertinent information on our website that may be useful to you.

Feel free to reach out to Stella Williams (swilliams@njha.com) with insights or concerns. We are in this together. Be safe!


Navin Philips, PharmD, BS, DPLA