Pharmacists remain strong in Gallup honesty, ethics survey

Pharmacists rank third in Gallup's 2018 survey of the public's view of the honesty and ethical standards of a variety of professions. Nurses ranked first place and medical doctors ranked second. "We want to thank pharmacists for their trusted work as the face of neighborhood health care, which is reflected consistently in Gallup's survey," said Steven Anderson, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO. "Just as Americans walk into their pharmacies for access to quality care, policymakers turn to these professionals for advice on pressing issues. These issues include addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, reducing patients' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, and improving access to care through newer pharmacist-provided services." Gallup's findings are consistent with a 2018 survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by NACDS, which found that 82% of respondents indicated a favorable opinion of their pharmacist and 90% said pharmacies are easy to access.

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