Top 10 Pharmacy Blogs
There are many pharmacy-related blogs out there, but who has the time to keep up with every single one, or figure out which ones are useful and which ones aren't?
A version of this article appeared on Pharmacy School HQ.
There are many pharmacy-related blogs out there, but who has the time to keep up with every single one, or figure out which ones are useful and which ones aren’t?
I know you’re a busy student or pharmacist, so I'm sharing my top 10 pharmacy blogs for your reading pleasure. In no particular order, my selections are:
Med Ed 101 is tops if you are looking for some “free education.” Case studies, board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) information, and other resources are plentiful and free. I especially like the Top 5 Posts Of All Time.
Med Ed 101 has been acknowledged in the Wall Street Journal, Pharmacy Times, and the American Journal of Nursing, among other publications. And, a robust list of regular contributors and occasional guest posts help keep the content fresh.
The Honest Apothecary offers a candid look at the retail profession and covers more than just prescription drugs. Other topics include faith, leadership, OTC medications, and news.
Interviews with other pharmacy professionals also make for particularly interesting reads. Bonus: The author, Jason Poquette, has more than 14,000 Twitter followers and has been known to personally thank those who retweet him!
For musings on all things pharmacy and digital, look no further. Recent topics include mHealth, wearable health devices (Fitbit, anyone?), and pharmacy apps.
The Blonde Pharmacist is a very active blog that provides a wealth of expert BCPS resources for readers who are looking to pass the BCPS exam.
Written by a current pharmacy student, Pharm.D Mallory is ideal for readers who are already in pharmacy school.
For those who want to be in pharmacy school soon, check out Pharm.D Mallory’s pervious blog, I’m In My Element, which details her journey to pharmacy school. I also interviewed her about her pharmacy school admittance. Check it out here.
Not only does this blog provide top-notch information about Hashimoto’s disease, but it is also a tremendous lifestyle resource for those who are living with the condition.
Dr. Wentz, who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s in 2009, offers posts on everything from sleep hacks to medication tips. Her blog serves as an excellent example of what a pharmacist can do to help others.
If you have doubts or concerns about the future of the profession, Pharmacist Jamie may inject you with a dose of hope. She’s optimistic and offers great suggestions regarding real-life pharmacy, creativity, and patient service.
If you’re considering pharmacy school, resources abound on The Pharmacist Blog.
In addition to school-related topics, the blog also covers finances and goals. Among other things, prospective pharmacy students will find the PCAT and PTCB study material to be very helpful.
As the name implies, Therapeutics Education Collaboration focuses on rational drug therapy. Podcasts are typically case-based and encourage participants to think critically about appropriate treatments.
Although The Pharmacy Chick published a farewell post in November 2014, the posts keep coming. Regardless of whether or not The Pharmacy Chick decides to fly the coop, the archives still exist for this day-in-the-life look at retail pharmacy. Sometimes wise—and sometimes witty—this blog is sure to provide some interesting reading.