Pharmacists Rank High for Honesty, Ethics

December 26, 2018

Pharmacists rank third this year in perceived honesty and ethical standards, according to Gallup’s 2018 survey. Sixty-six percent of people surveyed rated pharmacists’ honesty and ethical standards as “very high/high.”

Nurses ranked No. 1 and medical doctors took second, demonstrating the public’s trust in healthcare professionals. The lowest-ranked profession in the survey was member of congress, followed by car salesperson and telemarketer.

“We want to thank pharmacists for their trusted work as the face of neighborhood healthcare, which is reflected consistently in Gallup’s survey,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “Just as Americans walk into their pharmacies for access to quality care, policymakers turn to these professionals for advice on pressing issues. These issues include addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, reducing patients’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, and improving access to care through newer pharmacist-provided services.”

Read the full NACDS news release.