Nine users for pharmacists to follow on Twitter

March 18, 2013

We've compiled a list of users to follow who provide news updates or offer opinions about the world of pharmacy.

Twitter can be a useful tool for anyone in the medical field, but pharmacists especially. The micro-blogging site is perfect for quick news updates and drug news. But with so many people on the site, it's important to follow Twitter accounts that will keep you updated and informed on the latest drug recalls, new products, and best practices that can help you perform your job more efficiently.

We've compiled a list of users to follow who provide news updates or offer opinions about the world of pharmacy. Did we miss someone you think should be included? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter and Facebook.

In no particular order:

  • @FDArecalls: Following this account is helpful to keep updated with the most recent medication recalls- as long as you don't mind sifting through the occasional update about recalled human or pet food.

  • @FDAMedWatch: Tailored more toward medical product recalls, this is another must-follow Twitter account for pharmacists.

  • @Drugmonkey: David Stanley, RPh, is a columnist for Drug Topics, but he also shares his views about the pharmacy industry on his blog and his twitter page.

  • @JP_Pharmacist: This account belongs to Jim Plagakis, RPh, who writes a monthly column for Drug Topics. From his Twitter page, he links to his blog where he comments about the latest pharmacy industry happenings that he finds interesting.