Recently Drug Topics author, Michelle Sprehe, published an article entitled Nine Users for Pharmacists to Follow on Twitter.
It was a nice little article. And I whole-heartedly recommend following the folks she recommends. Sadly, there were only 2 “people” Tweeters (the other 7 were agencies/organizations) that the article recommended…and they both (believe it or not) happen to write for Drug Topics. What a coincidence. LOL. As I said, the whole list is great, and worth following. And I am a personal fan of twitter users & bloggers Jim Plagakis (whom I have interacted with via email) and David Stanley (aka Drug Monkey) whom she mentions.
I was glad to see her mention @PharmacyPodcast. Todd Eury and the folks over at the Pharmacy Podcast put on a great weekly broadcast on pharmacy related issues, particularly focused on matters related to community pharmacy practice. You should follow him on Twitter (also at @ToddEury) but also check out the Podcast site as well.
But then I thought…9 twitter accounts? Hmmm. I can BEAT that. What follows are 10 Pharma Folks to Phollow on Twitter. Disclaimer: I could have probably listed about 8,000 accounts. There are LOTS of fun folks on twitter I follow and interact with who tweet about topics MUCH more diverse (and interesting?) than the pharma stuff I tend to focus on. Thank you all! BUT…since the focus is pharma…I picked a few accounts that are frequent tweeters on pharmacy factoids and health-related topics. If YOUR account was overlooked, I apologize in advance, and will be sure to let my editorial staff have it in the morning.
SOME PHARMA-FOLKS TO PHOLLOW ON TWITTER:
@FDALawyers: Darshan Kulkarni is a pharmacist, and a lawyer and – according to his own words – “surprisingly not too boring.” He tweets about the FDA, pharmacy law, health care and other interesting things. In his spare time he also BLOGS.
@DrWalker_rph: I’ve known and interacted with Dave for a while now. If you move around in the Pharma circles online…you have probably bumped into him. He’s kind of ubiquitous. With a special passion for electronic health records and patient compliance…you really need to follow him for some great tweets and interaction.
@DrOgbru: Dr. Omudhome Ogbru (Ome for short) is a pharmacist, entrepreneur, and the CEO of RxEconsult. I interviewed him a week or so ago. His twitter account will be loaded with links to great articles on all sorts of health care and medical professional topics.
@PharmacistScott: Scott Gavura is a pharmacist and an active tweeter, as well as the founder and editor of the blog: Science Based Pharmacy. His focus is especially on pseudo-science and misinformation that often pervades the media and our culture.
@Shawn_G_Watson: Shawn is a pharma executive with URL and actively tweets about pharma issues with a great mix of leadership-related quotes.
@iApothecary: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (say that fast, 14 times) and an active Tweeter of clinical pharmacy information.
So there you go. Get on Twitter and follow these pharma folks. I should also mention that I follow hundreds of other fun pharma-folks on Twitter. Not everyone (thankfully!!) uses twitter to communicate professional and/or pharma news. Oh, and by the way, I’M on twitter too.