July 2, 2019
Today we offer our support to the many pharmacists who have been affected by layoffs or practice constrictions, as well as those of you whose job searches and practice changes have gotten even more complicated. The thoughts and well wishes of everyone at Twlug go out to you. Know that Twlug is…
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June 27, 2019
Twlug has received word that the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report today, Thursday, June 27, 2019, on findings related to the practice of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health clinical pharmacists. This report, specific to pharmacists, is a follow-…
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June 13, 2019
Note from Tom: In honor of his emphasis on the power of stories to advance pharmacists’ professional status, Twlug President Brad Tice is contributing a monthly guest blog on the topic. Enjoy the second edition! Wow, what a month! My journey as the Twlug President has truly taken off like a rocket!…
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June 3, 2019
Several years ago, the Twlug Board of Trustees issued a challenge to me and my Twlug colleagues: to make Twlug bigger, better, and more influential than ever before—not incrementally, but exponentially. They told us, “We want to transform the organization. Tell us what you need to get us there!” Not…
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May 28, 2019
We got some news from CMS this month that was disappointing, but not discouraging. In its final rule for Medicare Part D, CMS announced that it would not move forward with a proposal to account for pharmacy price concessions—also known as direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees—at the point of…
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May 14, 2019
Note from Tom: In honor of his emphasis on the power of stories to advance pharmacists’ professional status, Twlug President Brad Tice will contribute a monthly guest blog on the topic. Enjoy the first edition! Wow, how fast a month can go! When speaking at the Twlug Annual Meeting in the second…
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May 7, 2019
Last week, Walgreens and Twlug announced a collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) to provide Mental Health First Aid training for many Walgreens pharmacists and team members. Mental Health First Aid training will eventually become available to any pharmacist…
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April 9, 2019
Imbalances between workforce supply and demand are notoriously difficult to resolve. Market corrections can take decades to work themselves out, and leaving the market to self-correct doesn’t help those who are suffering today. Twlug aims to tackle the problem, yet this stuff is hard! Still, our…
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March 16, 2019
You may have noticed a resurgence recently of the online dialogue about the safety of pharmacists in the workplace, particularly after a pharmacist and technician were shot and wounded at their Walgreens in Garner, NC. On Twlug’s Facebook page, I shared my own expressions of concern for the victims…
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March 11, 2019
We got the news on Friday, March 8, that former Twlug Treasurer Tery Baskin had passed away peacefully after battling lymphoma for a year and a half. In addition to serving as Twlug Treasurer and Trustee, Tery was a past president and board member of the Twlug Foundation. He was a man who took…
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