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Morning Consult

COVID-19 response needs pharmacist empowerment

COVID-19 response needs pharmacist empowerment

WASHINGTON –More than eight-in-ten Americans see a vital role for pharmacists in helping patients deal with COVID-19, and with illnesses that could be neglected in an overwhelmed healthcare system, according to a March 26-28 survey by Morning Consult commissioned by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). “These results show that Americans know pharmacies

NACDS op-ed in Morning Consult: DIR fees “as damaging to patients and pharmacies as advertised”

NACDS op-ed in Morning Consult: DIR fees “as damaging to patients and pharmacies as advertised”

ARLINGTON, Va. – Morning Consult Wednesday published an op-ed by NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson that tells Congress just how critical it is for the wellbeing of patients and pharmacies to enact relief from direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees. “A simple truth is emerging about the complex topic known as pharmacy DIR fees: they

A way to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs: What will you do?

A way to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs: What will you do?

(Editor’s note: The following article written by Steven Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores appeared on Morning Consult’s website February 26th.) A simple truth is emerging about the complex topic known as pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees: They are as damaging to patients and to pharmacies as advertised. Adam J. Fein,

Pharmacists remain strong in Gallup honesty, ethics survey

Pharmacists remain strong in Gallup honesty, ethics survey

ARLINGTON, Va. – Pharmacists rank third in Gallup’s 2018 survey of honesty and ethical standards, maintaining their consistently strong showing in the annual measure of diverse professions. Health-related professions swept the top three, with nurses ranking first and medical doctors ranking second – just one percentage point ahead of pharmacists. “We want to thank pharmacists

Survey says seniors support pharmacy related reforms

Survey says seniors support pharmacy related reforms

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Reducing drug costs borne by seniors due to middlemen and deals in the drug supply chain are Medicare Part D reforms that most strongly curry favor among registered voters, according to a Morning Consult survey commissioned by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). Conducted in late June, the survey results indicate strong support

Pharmacists’ role in public health lauded

ARLINGTON, Va. — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discussed the increasingly important role pharmacists are playing in public health in a recent op-ed published in Morning Consult. In the opinion piece,