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NERA report confirms that pharmacists rely on printed Package Inserts

In January 2015, NERA Economic Consulting released its report titled "Pharmacy Practice: A Report on Pharmacists' Use of Printed Package Inserts." The full report is available here.

A national sample of 400 pharmacists across the United States completed the survey, which was conducted according to standard research practice.

The research addresses how and to what extent pharmacists use printed Package Inserts, how printed Package Inserts help to facilitate the appropriate dispensing of medication, and pharmacists' perceptions of potential exclusive e-labeling schemes.

The survey results demonstrate that the overwhelming majority of pharmacists consult Printed Package inserts with regularity, and use the information contained therein to facilitate their practice.