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.
November 5, 2019
Twlug supports innovative legislation to reduce drug shortages
The Twlug (Twlug) today expressed its support for a bill that will provide new opportunities to address drug shortages and improve care. The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act, introduced by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN), aims to improve communications to pharmacists about drug shortages and mitigate the risks drug shortages pose to patient safety, among other benefits.
November 1, 2019
Twlug Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Keyes receives JFPS honor
Twlug (Twlug) Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Keyes was recognized by the Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) leadership during its recent annual meeting in Dallas, for her support of federal pharmacy programs, including JFPS.
November 12, 2019
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Pharmacist-led program increases high-risk patients’ access to PrEP
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) enables people who are HIV negative but at high risk for contracting HIV to take medication daily to help lower the risk of acquiring the infection. In a study published in a recent issue of Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Havens and colleagues showed that a pharmacist-led PrEP program in Omaha, NE, was a feasible way to increase access to PrEP. With the relative shortage of providers who provide care to HIV populations, pharmacists can step in via collaborative practice agreements (CPAs) to bridge this care gap, especially in rural environments.
Former FDA commissioner calls for a full ban on pod-based e-cigarettes
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Tuesday called on the agency to ban all pod-based e-cigarettes. "Unless we're able to change the current trajectory of tobacco-related disease, almost 6 million children alive today will die prematurely later in life from tobacco use," said Gottlieb during a speech at Harvard University.
KKR makes formal approach to Walgreens Boots on record buyout
KKR & Co. reportedly has formally approached drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance about a deal to take the company private, in what could be the biggest-ever leveraged buyout. According to sources familiar with the matter, KKR has been preparing a proposal to potentially buy out shareholders of Walgreens Boots.
Vaping illnesses are linked to vitamin E acetate, CDC says
CDC reported Friday the discovery of a "very strong culprit" in the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries. "For the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concern, vitamin E acetate, from biological samples from patients," with lung damage linked to vaping, said Anne Schuchat, MD, principal deputy director of CDC.