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NACDS’ Anderson commends column praising pharmacists

NACDS’ Anderson commends column praising pharmacists

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has  responded to “The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health,” a New York Times article published on Jan. 28 that emphasizes the increasingly important role of pharmacists in health care delivery. NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson wrote, “This column validates further the competence,

NACDS hails pharmacists’ role in diabetes management and prevention

NACDS hails pharmacists’ role in diabetes management and prevention

ARLINGTON, Va. – A National Association of Chain Drug Stores ) op-ed published by Morning Consult today describes the role of community pharmacy practice and of NACDS members’ philanthropic initiatives in helping to prevent and manage diabetes. “Two of the central areas where pharmacies and pharmacists have the greatest impact in diabetes are medication management and behavior change

Study: Rx vaccines can save time, money

Study: Rx vaccines can save time, money

  SAN FRANCISCO — Patients could save time and money if federal law is reformed to allow pharmacists to administer all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccines, a study released today by the Pacific Research Institute found. Click here to download a copy of the study. “Adult vaccines can improve people’s health, but our nation’s vaccine

Gallup poll: Pharmacists among top trusted professions

Gallup poll: Pharmacists among top trusted professions

WASHINGTON — Americans continue to hold pharmacists in high regard, according to Gallup’s Honesty and Integrity survey. Of more than 1,000 U.S. adults that Gallup polled by phone, 67% rated pharmacists “very high/high” in honesty and ethics — second only to nurses, which again came out on top with 84% of respondents describing the nursing

Pharmacists rank high on trust

PRINCETON, N.J. — Although pharmacists scored high, nurses topped Gallup’s Honesty and Ethics of Professions rankings for 2015, a feat that they have accomplished every year but one since they were added to the list in 1999. The exception is 2001, when firefighters were included on the list on a onetime basis, shortly after the

Gallup: Pharmacists get high marks for trust

Gallup: Pharmacists get high marks for trust

PRINCETON, N.J. — Pharmacists rank high in terms of public trust, but they fall short of being No. 1. Nurses topped Gallup’s Honesty and Ethics of Professions rankings for 2015, a feat that the profession has accomplished every year but one since it was added to the list in 1999. The exception is 2001, when

Pharmacies are at top of Gallup poll on service

NEW YORK — Consumers agree that pharmacies are more than up to the task of providing superior customer service. A recent Gallup poll found that pharmacies and banks are rated the highest for customer service, while clothing and retail stores and fast-food restaurants have a smaller percentage of excellent service scores. Survey participants were asked

Gallup: Pharmacies stand tall in customer service

Gallup: Pharmacies stand tall in customer service

NEW YORK — Consumers agree that pharmacies are more than up to the task of providing superior customer service. A Gallup poll found that pharmacies and banks are rated the highest for customer service, while clothing and retail stores and fast-food restaurants have a smaller percentage of excellent service scores. Survey participants were asked to

More immunization authority for N.Y. pharmacists

More immunization authority for N.Y. pharmacists

A lot of the talk concerning New York state these days centers on the expansion of the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, as recommended by a panel appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But another expansion in New York involves pharmacists: the ability to provide immunizations. Earlier this month, Cuomo signed into

Fruth pharmacist goes above, beyond

Fruth pharmacist goes above, beyond

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Zack Tennant has brought health care delivery by pharmacists to another level. The 30-year-old Tennant, who has worked at the Fruth Pharmacy store here for about six years, traveled to the Ohio State University cancer center last year to donate bone marrow. He had to get drug injections in the weeks beforehand

Pharmacist provider status bills introduced

WASHINGTON — The effort to formally designate pharmacists as health care providers in certain instances received a major push at the end of January when federal legislation addressing this issue was introduced in both the House and Senate with bipartisan support. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores called the bills “commonsense legislation” and immediately

In Alberta, patients respond positively to expanded reach of Rx

CALGARY, Alberta — “Before the introduction of the expanded services three years ago, our pharmacists at the end of a busy day would often be physically exhausted. Now at the end of their shifts on a day with a similar volume of traffic they are likely to be mentally, as well as physically, exhausted,” says

Partners advance cause of pharmacy in Alberta

EDMONTON, Alberta — “Advocating for an enlarged role for pharmacists in the delivery of health services to patients in this province was very much a combined activity by the Alberta College of Pharmacy and my organization,” says Margaret Wing, chief executive officer of Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA). Wing was quick to point out that the leadership