Pharmacists Considered Honest, Ethical by Americans, Gallup Finds

December 18, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement today from President John T. Sherrer, RPh in response to the 2014 Gallup survey "U.S. Views on Honesty and Ethical Standards in Professions":

PRESS RELEASE

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 18, 2014) —

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) issued the following statement today from President

John T. Sherrer, RPh

(

co-owner of Kenmar Pharmacy and Poole’s Pharmacy in Marietta, Ga. and a partner in several other Georgia pharmacies

) in response to the 2014 Gallup survey “U.S. Views on Honesty and Ethical Standards in Professions”:

“Americans place a high degree of faith and confidence in their pharmacists. Congratulations to our country’s community pharmacists on this impressive achievement and the continuation of a long-running trend in trustworthiness.

“Pharmacists are expertly trained, easily accessible and, as this survey affirms, trusted medication experts. As medication experts, they are well situated to play an even larger and evolved role in lowering U.S. health care costs and improving the quality of life for our nation’s citizens”

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