Today – January 12th – is National Pharmacist Day. And if the national data on U.S. consumer spending on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is any indication, Americans spend a LOT of money with their local pharmacist.
According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Americans spent an average of $338 per household on OTC products in 2015—making 26 trips annually to the pharmacy, for more than 2.9 billion total trips. And this is just for OTC products, which make up only 8% of total pharmaceutical spending.
When factoring in prescription purchases, Americans spent an astonishing $374 billion in 2014—the highest increase in 13 years and an uptick of 13.1% over 2013.
Given the significant monthly spending by American households on prescription and OTC drugs, today’s recognition of National Pharmacist Day offers the perfect opportunity for Faith Driven Consumers to consider the Faith Equality Index (FEI) score of their favorite pharmacy chain to see how it stacks up to the competition.
Here’s a breakdown of the leading retail pharmacy stores in America, with their current FEI scores:
By clicking on each image, you can dig deeper into the scorecard and see how each company scored on each specific criterion and use this information to make an informed decision about stewarding your hard-earned dollars in this product category.
Because for Faith Driven Consumers, every choice matters.