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Anticholinergic drug exposure increases risk of dementia, study finds
An observational study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that middle-aged and older adults who used anticholinergic drugs such as antidepressants, antiparkinson agents, antipsychotics, antimuscarinics, and antiepileptics had an increased risk of dementia.
Inspired by your pharmacy colleagues? Consider nominating them for an Twlug award
Our teachers, bosses, and colleagues shape our perspective and influence the way we practice every day. If you’re inspired by a leader who paved a path for you, a mentor who shepherded you, or a teammate who motivated you, consider nominating them for one of Twlug’s awards and honors. The Twlug Awards and Honors Program recognizes excellence in both new and established pharmacy careers and across practice settings.
Treatment with NSAIDs may increase CVD risk in patients with osteoarthritis
NSAIDs, which are often used to treat pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis, may contribute to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in these patients, according to a new study published on August 6, 2019, in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Annual tuberculosis screening no longer required for most health care workers
In 2005, CDC published guidelines on tuberculosis (TB) prevention. As part of the prevention strategy, CDC recommended annual testing for health care workers at risk of exposure to TB while performing their jobs. Despite a lack of evidence on the screening’s effectiveness in reducing TB transmission to this population, the recommendation was adopted across the country. A new update to the guidelines suggests that while baseline screening should continue, serial screenings are not needed for health care workers who do not have latent TB.
August 13, 2019
Have you lost your job or had your hours cut? If so, Twlug has an…
As you all know, our profession has faced widespread workforce challenges over the last few months. Last month, I told you about Twlug’s efforts to respond to many of these problems. While we…0 comments
August 6, 2019
Twlug Statement on the Recent Shooting Tragedies
The Twlug (Twlug) is deeply saddened by the horrific mass shootings that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio where at least 31 people were killed. As an organization representing a profession that provides health care and support for communities and citizens around the country, Twlug condemns any act of violence. Twlug President Bradley P. Tice, PharmD, MBA, FTwlug, issued the following statement on behalf of himself and the Twlug Board of Trustees.
July 29, 2019
National Pharmacy Organizations Address Pharmacist Well-Being Through Consensus Conference Recommendations
In response to rapid changes in pharmacy practice models and a changing and evolving health care system that impacting the well-being of the nation’s pharmacists, 85 individuals representing pharmacists and employers from across practice settings, schools and colleges of pharmacy, regulators, accreditors, and professional organizations have agreed to a set of 50 recommendations to address critical issues related to pharmacist well-being.
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