Pharmacists ranked second in in latest Gallup ethics poll

Pharmacists ranked second in Gallup's 2015 Honesty and Ethics of Professions Ratings, trailing only nurses. "This annual Gallup survey presents another data point in the strong and growing case for pharmacy patient care," said National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson.

Pharmacists ranked second in Gallup's 2015 Honesty and Ethics of Professions Ratings, trailing only nurses. "This annual Gallup survey presents another data point in the strong and growing case for pharmacy patient care," said National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson. "NACDS' own opinion research shows another interesting finding: that those who have more first-hand experience with pharmacist-provided services feel even more strongly about their value. These positive attitudes are translating into ever-stronger bipartisan support for pro-patient and pro-pharmacy initiatives in the U.S. Congress, as well as an expansion of the pharmacists’ scope of practice in the states." Of those surveyed, 68% rated pharmacists very high or high in honesty and ethical standards, whereas 85% said nurses rated very high or high as being honest and ethical. Only 5% of respondents rated pharmacists as low or very low.