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Medicare Analysis Finds Mail Order Pharmacies Often More Expensive than Community Pharmacies
Date:12/3/2013

cation adherence) is a patient's personal connection (or lack thereof) with a pharmacist or pharmacy staff. Patients of independent community pharmacies reported the highest level of personal connection (89 percent agreeing that the pharmacist or staff "knows you pretty well" compared to just 36 percent of mail order users). Previous surveys have documented that patients are more satisfied with independent community pharmacies than mail order facilities.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $88.7 billion health care marketplace, dispense nearly 40% of all retail prescriptions, and employ more than 300,000 individuals, including over 62,000 pharmacists. To learn more go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.wordpress.com/.


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