ASP Educational Grants and Goodwill


ASP is committed to providing high quality products and services to health care professionals and patients and to supporting the communities in which we work and live.

Medical science evolves rapidly with new information becoming available constantly. As part of the health care system, we understand the need to support health care professionals in their pursuit of the most current education to provide the best patient care possible and recognize that our collaboration with physicians can lead to important medical advances. There is further need to support patients, caregivers, and communities to ensure that they have the information and products required to live healthy and productive lives.

We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards to ensure that our interactions with health care professionals, institutions and non-profit organizations are conducted in an appropriate manner. To that end, we regularly review and improve our practices as part of an ongoing commitment to ensure ethical and transparent interactions with medical professionals.

Our primary focus is making life-changing, long-term differences in human health and disease management for those who may be helped by the products and services we provide. The purpose of our disclosure of payments on this site is to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to this endeavor. It is our hope that this disclosure will help the general public to better understand the nature and volume of programs that we support in the interest of advancing patient care and supporting local communities.


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Charitable Contributions FAQs

1. Why is charitable contribution information being disclosed?
ASP is proud to have the privilege of providing charitable contributions to various community organizations. We believe that being transparent with this information is the appropriate action to demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest quality health care products and services.

2. What charitable contribution information is being disclosed?
ASP is providing the name of the requestor, the city/state where the requesting organization resides, the title of the activity, the amount of the contribution, and the type of contribution (cash or product). Payments made by the company on behalf of its employees, such as payroll deductions for donations to the United Way, are generally excluded from the company's Contributions report.

3. How is the total amount of the charitable contribution determined and distributed?
The amount approved for funding is a result of the charitable contribution review process. Funding amounts may be based on project/event budgets, fair market value, organizational geographic scope, and merits of the request. This may be of an equal or lesser amount than requested in the application. The organization has complete control over the distribution of funds received from ASP.

4. What is the difference between a charitable contribution and an educational grant?
An Educational Grant falls into one of the following categories:

  • Accredited Continuing Education: Educational programs for health care providers such as physicians, nurses, and/or pharmacists that provide continuing education credits.
  • Non-Accredited Professional Educational Activities: Educational programs for health care providers such as physicians, nurses, and pharmacists that do not provide continuing education credits. As a condition for funding, to the extent ASP products are discussed as part of such funded activities, ASP requires that such discussion be done in a manner consistent with the FDA approved labeling.
  • Patient Education: Printed/online educational materials and/or live educational events produced for people living with a particular disease or condition.

Charitable contributions describe donation requests that are used for purposes other than health care professional education initiatives. Charitable contributions may be cash or product donations.

  • A cash charitable contribution is a financial donation that is philanthropic in nature and provided to a nonprofit organization to support a specific community-based (or regional/national) program, project, or event. As noted above, employee payroll deductions remitted by the company to a charitable organization are not reported as a contribution by the company.
  • A product donation is provided through specific product giving programs to non-government organizations generally responding to disasters, medical relief efforts and basic health care needs in under-served communities.

5. How does the company handle expenses that are part of a charitable contribution for which ASP receives some benefit?
ASP requires organizations to complete an Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (OBRA) form. This form documents the amount of the contribution that can truly be considered charitable versus a portion of the amount that represents payments for expenses by the organization for which ASP receives some benefit (i.e., business expenses). Please note that some of these nominal business expenses associated with some charitable contributions may be included in this report.

6. How are programs that are jointly supported by ASP and another business reported?
As each company is a separate legal entity, the individual company that provides the funds directly to the requesting organization is responsible for reporting the donation.

These financial disclosures may not include grants made by companies recently acquired by ASP prior to the acquisition. Available records from such companies will be reviewed and evaluated, and applicable grant information will be posted within a reasonable period following acquisition.

7. Are the volume of requests and the number of approvals generally consistent over the course of a calendar year?
The number of contribution requests ASP receives varies throughout the year. The quantity, timing, and nature of requests are determined by the needs of the organizations submitting proposals to ASP, which is determined by the requestors' needs. In addition, changes in the availability of ASP funds affect the volume and dollars available for contributions.

8. How is the reporting period for funding determined?
All reported funding is based on ASP 's financial calendar. In general, grants are reported based on financial quarters. Financial quarters are 13 weeks in length and, although they closely resemble calendar quarters, there may be occasions where the fiscal quarter does not end on the last day of the calendar month. If the financial calendar ends earlier than the end of the month, any activity from the next day forward would be reported with the next quarterly reporting period.

9. Why might one see duplicate payments reported in different quarters on this website?
Rarely, there may be a duplicated payment reported in a different time period if the requesting organization reports a lost check.

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