Poll Results

April 2022 Question of the Month

How have drug supply shortages in 2022 changed compared to shortages in 2021?

More products impacted: 44%

Same number of products impacted: 44%

Less products impacted: 11%

March 2022 Question of the Month

What factor will have the greatest impact on the number of unfilled pharmacist positions that currently exists?

2022 pharmacy school graduates will fill the open positions: 8.3%

Pharmacy closures will help reduce the number of unfilled positions: 58.4%

Currently employed pharmacists will see an increases in hours worked and overtime: 25.0%

Chains will reassign pharmacist administrators/HQ personnel back to the stores: 0.0%

Pharmacy schools will increase the incoming class size: 8.3%

Retired pharmacists will come out of retirement to fill hours: 0.0%

February 2022 Question of the Month

What impact will the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company Pharmacy have on drug prices in the next 2 years?

Retail pharmacies will lower their cash prices to compete: 10%

Select competing retail and internet pharmacies will lower their cash prices: 20%

Retail pharmacies will create or further enhance their own discount programs or clubs to compete: 20%

There will be an increase in discount card program utilization: 20%

No impact on pharmacy prices: 30%

January 2022 Question of the Month

What source will you rely on most to determine interchangeable biosimilar status?

FDA Purple Book: 91%

Pharmacy System and Compendia: 9%

PBM Formulary and Messaging: 0%

Pharmacist Knowledge and Education: 0%

December 2021 Question of the Month

Which stakeholder will have the most influence on the biosimilar dispensed from retail pharmacy?

PBM: 67%

Pharmacy: 17%

Biosimilar manufacturer: 8%

Physician: 8%

Patient: 0%

Wholesaler: 0%

November 2021 Question of the Month

How severe do you expect the 2021-2022 flu season to be versus previous years?

Fewer infections than 2020-2021: 0%

Similar number of infections to 2020-2021: 0%

More infections than 2020-2021 but still fewer than pre-COVID: 100%

Similar number of infections as pre-COVID: 0%

More infections than pre-COVID: 0%

October 2021 Question of the Month

Have you used telehealth services for an acute or chronic health concern?

Yes, starting pre-pandemic: 0%

Yes, starting during the pandemic: 50%

Not yet, but would consider: 50%

No, and would not consider: 0%

September 2021 Question of the Month

Does your organization require COVID-19 booster vaccinations?

Yes, and I agree that they do: 0%
Yes, and I am not happy about it: 0%
No, but I wish they would: 8%
No, and I am fine with that: 84%
Unknown: 8%

August 2021 Question of the Month

What impact will the new PBM from Anthem, Humana, and SS&C have on incumbents?

Significant Disruption: 0%

Minor Loss of Business: 100%

No Impact: 0%

July 2021 Question of the Month

Based on the $56k yearly cost, what will be the greatest barrier to launch success for the newly approved Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm™?
Physician willingness to recommend or prescribe: 0%
Cost to plan or CMS: 75%
Cost to patient: 25%
Slow uptake due to potential efficacy issues: 0%