Pharmacists Take to Twitter in 2nd Annual Global Tweet-a-Thon Oct. 2

September 26, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 26, 2014) — Members of 37 pharmacy organizations across the globe will take to Twitter to participate in the second annual #Pharmacist tweet-a-thon on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, to highlight the positive impact that pharmacists have on their patients, communities, and the health care industry.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, pharmacists around the world will tweet about the actions they have taken or are taking to help patients, doctors, other health care providers, and their communities using the hashtag #Pharmacist. Last year, more than 7,100 tweets with the hashtag #Pharmacist were sent during the inaugural tweet-a-thon on Oct. 3, 2013, and #Pharmacist was the No. 1 trending health care hashtag that day.

“Last year, we saw tweets from all over the world describing the impact that pharmacists have on their patients’ everyday lives. From preventing potentially adverse reactions, to teaching newly diagnosed diabetic patients how to use their glucose monitor, to administering 40 flu shots in three hours — last year’s stories were diverse and inspiring. Pharmacists in different practice settings not only fill prescriptions, they counsel patients, consult with physicians, lower health care costs, and help patients live healthier lifestyles. As one of the most accessible health care providers, pharmacists have a unique story to tell and we hope they will take a moment or two on Oct. 2 to share their positive stories on Twitter,” said the participating organizations.

To date, the following pharmacy organizations have confirmed their participation in the global #Pharmacist tweet-a-thon (Twitter handles listed in parentheses):

International Organizations:

  • Canadian Pharmacists Association (@CPhAAPhC)
  • Irish Pharmacy Union (@IrishPharmacy)
  • Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (@PharmacyGuildNZ)
  • Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (@The_SHPA)

U.S./National Organizations:

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (@AACPharmacy)
  • American College of Apothecaries (@ACA_Info)
  • American Pharmacists Association (@pharmacists)
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (@ASCPharm)
  • International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (@iacprx)
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores (@NACDS)
  • National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (@StatePharmacy)
  • National Community Pharmacists Association (@commpharmacy)
  • Pharmacy HIT Collaborative (@pharmacyHIT)

State Organizations:

  • Alabama Pharmacy Association (@AlabamaPharmacy)
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association (@azpharmacy)
  • Florida Pharmacy Association (@Pharmview)
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association (@gphabuzz)
  • Illinois Pharmacists Association (@ILPharmacists)
  • Iowa Pharmacy Association (@IowaPharmacyIPA)
  • Kansas Pharmacists Association (@KansasPharmacy)
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association (@KyPharmAssoc)
  • Louisiana Pharmacists Association (@lapharmassoc)
  • Maryland Pharmacists Association (@MDPharmacists)
  • Massachusetts Pharmacists Association (@Mass_Pharma)
  • Michigan Pharmacists Association (@MIPharmacists)
  • Minnesota Pharmacists Association (@MinnPharmAssoc)
  • Nebraska Pharmacists Association (@NebraskaPharm)
  • Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (@NY_Pharmacists)
  • Oklahoma Pharmacists Association (@OKPharmAssoc)
  • Oregon State Pharmacy Association (@Oregon_Pharm)
  • Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (@PAPharmacists)
  • Rhode Island Pharmacists Association (@RIpharmacists)
  • South Carolina Pharmacy Association (@yourSCPhA)
  • Tennessee Pharmacists Association (@TNpharmacists)
  • Virginia Pharmacists Association (@VPhARx)
  • Washington State Pharmacy Association (@WSPARX)
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (@PSWpharmacists)