EDMONTON, CANADA, November 1st, 2023—DrugBank today kicked off their role as a key distributor of the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists’s (ASHP) data. ASHP’s full suite of drug information has been integrated into and made available through DrugBank, bringing together both company’s offerings to provide streamlined access to a broader range of high quality products. The healthcare community can license ASHP data for use in new or existing software, databases, or websites in formats specific to organisational needs.
ASHP has long served as the authority on drug information for pharmacists and medical professionals around the world, while DrugBank’s powerful knowledgebase has become the destination for robust and reliable biomedical information. This integration demonstrates a deep commitment to delivering the highest quality products and services through advanced technologies.
DrugBank has integrated ASHP’s ready-to-use suite of drug information including more than 1,550 monographs covering most prescription and over-the-counter medications and vaccines available in the US. Together with DrugBank’s complementary products, this integration is expected to improve consumer safety, provide users with a stronger understanding of trends across categories and the research landscape, and enhance analytic capabilities.
On a mission to remove the barriers that disorganised, difficult-to-work-with data presents, Mike Wilson, DrugBank CEO, sees this move as a vital step to enabling faster, more effective healthcare. “Partnering with ASHP allows us to address an industry gap that is hindering medical professionals' ability to do their best work,” he remarks. “This new data not only broadens the scope of information we’re providing, it creates opportunities for bigger discoveries to happen faster than ever.”
ASHP customers can expect increased reliability of data delivery and frequency, as well as easy access to authoritative, up-to-date, evidence-based information. DrugBank’s customer base, which includes 13 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and users in more than 24 countries, have also gained access to ASHP’s evidence-based information.
DrugBank is the world’s first intelligent and comprehensive drug knowledge platform. Utilizing artificial intelligence, their team of experts gather, author, verify, and structure the latest biomedical information into one knowledge platform. This platform is accessible through DrugBank Online (their free-to-use website), and data and software integrations. DrugBank is honoured to partner with the world’s leading biomedical researchers as they pursue their goal of better medical outcomes. www.drugbank.com
ASHP is the largest association of pharmacy professionals in the United States, representing 60,000 pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians in all patient care settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and health-system community pharmacies. For over 80 years, ASHP has championed innovation in pharmacy practice, advanced education and professional development, and served as a steadfast advocate for members and patients. In addition, ASHP is the accrediting body for pharmacy residency and technician training programs and provides comprehensive resources to support pharmacy professionals through every stage of their careers. For more information, visit ashp.org and ASHP’s consumer website, SafeMedication.com.
Manager of Partnerships, DrugBank