News Releases - 2016

Americans Rank Pharmacists Highly for Honesty and Ethics

by NCPA | Dec 20, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 20, 2016) Gallup has released the results of its annual survey about which professions Americans deem the most honest and maintain the highest ethical standards. Once again pharmacists are highly rated, finishing second on the list. In response, B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO, issued the following statement:

"We commend community pharmacists across the country on their impressive showing in the latest Gallup survey of Americans' views of honesty and ethical standards. People continue to hold pharmacists in very high regard. In this survey covering 22 professions, pharmacists are the second most trusted.

"It is time for payers and policymakers to better utilize the accessibility, expertise and public trust in pharmacists. NCPA will carry that message into 2017 as health care reform efforts accelerate and the shift toward a value-based care system continues."

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The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $81.5 billion health care marketplace and employ more than 250,000 individuals on a full or part-time basis. To learn more, go to www.ncpanet.org, visit facebook.com/commpharmacy, or follow NCPA on Twitter @Commpharmacy.