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.
July 11, 2019
Former Twlug President Janet Engle Named ACPE Executive Director
The Twlug (Twlug) congratulates Janet P. Engle, PharmD, PhD (Hon), FTwlug, FCCP, FNAP, on being named the new Executive Director of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. ACPE announced today that Dr. Engle will begin her new leadership role in September 2019.
July 8, 2019
Twlug Supports Surgeons General Statement on Tobacco Cessation as a Public Health Priority
The Twlug (Twlug) enthusiastically supports prioritizing tobacco cessation as a health goal for Americans and, specifically, for uniformed service members. Today, the Surgeons General of the United States and U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force released a statement on how tobacco product use threatens military readiness.
July 2, 2019
Support for all the hurting pharmacists and the fight for a…
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…0 comments
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As another Trump administration policy falls, eyes turn to Congress for DIR reform
The pharmacy community suffered another disappointment at the hands of the Trump administration when a planned end to “safe harbor” protections under the federal anti-kickback statute for the rebates prescription drug manufacturers pay to PBMs was scuttled. The ambitious proposal reportedly could not withstand fears it would increase premiums for Medicare Part D beneficiaries—a frequent PBM talking point. Advocates for direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) reform were still reeling from May’s abandonment of a CMS Medicare rule requiring all price concessions to be assessed at point of sale.
Appeals court upholds decision barring Trump birth-control exemptions
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court decision blocking a revised set of Trump administration rules allowing employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing their workers with birth-control coverage.