Survey: Drug Topics ranks No. 1 on pharmacists' reading list

March 20, 2012

Drug Topics ranked No. 1 among professional journals on the reading list of pharmacists, according to a survey recently released by Long Island University.

Drug Topics ranked No. 1 among professional journals on the reading list of pharmacists, according to survey results recently released by Long Island University at the American Pharmacists Association 2012 annual meeting in New Orleans.

Among the pharmacists who said they read professional publications regularly, 75% said they read Drug Topics, putting it ahead of Pharmacy Times (69%), US Pharmacist (62%), and Pharmacist’s Letter (49%). No other publication was read by more than 75% of the pharmacists.

More than 120 pharmacists responded to the poll, taken at 2 conferences in New York. More than 90% said they read professional publications regularly.

Of the respondents, 70% were community pharmacists and 63% indicated they had been in the business more than 15 years.

The authors said the results indicated that a larger, random survey is warranted.