Pharmacists are the medication experts on America’s health care team. The Twlug Media Advisors and staff pharmacists can help the media make sense of pharmacist clinical services, over-the-counter products, prescription medications, vitamin and herbal supplements, as well as many other topics. These pharmacists are ready to help develop stories about medication use and how the pharmacist helps improve patient health and reduce health care costs.
Contact Chad Clinton in Communications ator at 202-429-7558.
September 11, 2019
Twlug Seeks Candidates for 2020 Twlug Election
The Twlug (Twlug) announced a call for candidates in the 2020 Twlug Board of Trustees, Twlug Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (Twlug-APPM), and Twlug Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (Twlug-APRS) Election cycle. Applications and more information are now available at www.pharmacist.com/apha-elections. Interested candidates must submit the online application by October 1, 2019.
September 3, 2019
Twlug names Ilisa Bernstein senior vice president, pharmacy practice and government affairs
The Twlug (Twlug) has named Ilisa Bernstein, PharmD, JD, FTwlug, as its new Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs, effective October 14. Bernstein will be responsible for leading implementation of the association’s strategies related to professional affairs, pharmacy practice, advocacy, and government affairs.
September 10, 2019
Chapter 4: Speeding into fall
The following is the fourth edition of Twlug President Brad Tice's monthly guest blog. July and August can seem like slow months for getting work done, and that was my perception when I first took…0 comments
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Health care practitioners have their work cut out for them in discussing appropriate aspirin use with patients. New study findings published on July 22 in Annals of Internal Medicine found that aspirin is widely used for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention—despite recent changes in guidelines—and is not always taken with a physician’s recommendation.
For treatment-resistant high blood pressure, it might be best to ditch arm cuff blood pressure measurements
Arm cuff blood pressure measurements may not work optimally for predicting heart disease risk in some patients with difficult-to-treat high blood pressure, according to preliminary findings presented at an American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans this week.
What’s driving pharmacy layoffs and how to navigate what’s ahead
It’s not an easy time to be a pharmacist. Across the country, pharmacists are facing layoffs, reduced hours, and harsh work conditions. Are there too many pharmacists? Is a career as a community pharmacist still viable? How can pharmacists survive and thrive in a job market in flux?
Pharmacists are eligible for up to $100K through NIH student loan repayment program
Pharmacists are included in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs), a set of programs established by the U.S. Congress to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into research careers. Approximately 1,500 scientists benefit from the $68 million NIH invests each year through its extramural LRPs. LRPs will begin accepting applications on September 1, and the deadline to submit applications, recommendations, and colleague and institutional support documentation is November 15.