Pharmacists rank ‘high’ on honesty, ethics

Friday, December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON – The majority of Americans say pharmacists have high ethical standards and are honest, according to a recent Gallup poll. “Americans place a high degree of faith and confidence in their pharmacists,” said John Sherrer, president of the National Community Pharmacists Association. “Pharmacists are expertly trained, easily accessible and, as this survey affirms, trusted medication experts.” The poll found that 65% of respondents rated pharmacists as having "very high" or "high" standards of honesty and ethics; behind nurses (80%) and tied with physicians. At the other end of the scale: care salespeople (8%) and members of Congress (7%).