William E. Fassett has been named editor of the bimonthly print newsletter and the monthly electronic newsletter of the American Society for Pharmacy Law.

Fassett is the first non-attorney editor of the print newsletter, which was started when the ASPL was formed in 1974, and the second WSU pharmacy professor to hold the appointment. For many years – 1975 to 1997 – the newsletter was developed and edited by Larry M. Simonsmeier, a now-retired WSU pharmacy professor and former dean of the College of Pharmacy.

The electronic newsletter is new and in its second year of publication.

Fassett teaches pharmacy law and ethics, patient safety and entrepreneurship at the College of Pharmacy, where he has been on faculty since 1999 and where he served as dean from 1999 to 2005.

He has been on the ASPL board since 2002 and is treasurer of the organization, which is based in Springfield, Ill.

The ASPL is a national association of pharmacists, attorneys and others interested in the law as it applies to pharmacy.