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Which area of the industry do you think Amazon's entry would shake up the most?
  • Mail-order/PBM 42%, 782 votes
    782 votes 42%
    782 votes - 42% of all votes
  • Retail pharmacy 37%, 686 votes
    686 votes 37%
    686 votes - 37% of all votes
  • Pharmaceutical distribution 22%, 411 votes
    411 votes 22%
    411 votes - 22% of all votes
Total Votes: 1879
December 13, 2017
The House GOP has passed a bill to replace the ACA. What business do you think the AHCA will help most if it passes the Senate?
  • Retail clinics 35%, 455 votes
    455 votes 35%
    455 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Pharmacy utilization 34%, 450 votes
    450 votes 34%
    450 votes - 34% of all votes
  • OTC 31%, 403 votes
    403 votes 31%
    403 votes - 31% of all votes
Total Votes: 1308
May 5, 2017
Should U.S. employers cover a certain amount of employee medical marijuana expenses, as Shoppers Drug Mart reportedly plans to?
  • No 47%, 447 votes
    447 votes 47%
    447 votes - 47% of all votes
  • Yes 42%, 399 votes
    399 votes 42%
    399 votes - 42% of all votes
  • Undecided 11%, 103 votes
    103 votes 11%
    103 votes - 11% of all votes
Total Votes: 949
March 31, 2017
Which social media site do you use the most?
  • Facebook 55%, 563 votes
    563 votes 55%
    563 votes - 55% of all votes
  • LinkedIn 14%, 146 votes
    146 votes 14%
    146 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Twitter 10%, 102 votes
    102 votes 10%
    102 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Instagram 10%, 99 votes
    99 votes 10%
    99 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Snapchat 4%, 40 votes
    40 votes 4%
    40 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Pinterest 4%, 40 votes
    40 votes 4%
    40 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Reddit 3%, 29 votes
    29 votes 3%
    29 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 1019
February 3, 2017
When do you think the Federal Trade Commission will approve the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal?
  • After Inauguration Day 40%, 335 votes
    335 votes 40%
    335 votes - 40% of all votes
  • The FTC will not approve the deal 37%, 309 votes
    309 votes 37%
    309 votes - 37% of all votes
  • Before Inauguration Day 23%, 187 votes
    187 votes 23%
    187 votes - 23% of all votes
Total Votes: 831
January 12, 2017
Do you think community pharmacy is an appropriate setting to host a licensed medical marijuana dispensary?
  • Yes 56%, 1162 votes
    1162 votes 56%
    1162 votes - 56% of all votes
  • No 44%, 897 votes
    897 votes 44%
    897 votes - 44% of all votes
Total Votes: 2059
November 3, 2016
Which of the health care solutions proposed by the 2016 presidential candidates do you think would be best?
  • Repeal and replace the ACA 40%, 887 votes
    887 votes 40%
    887 votes - 40% of all votes
  • Build on and improve the Affordable Care Act 35%, 774 votes
    774 votes 35%
    774 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Have a single payer “Medicare for all” system 24%, 530 votes
    530 votes 24%
    530 votes - 24% of all votes
Total Votes: 2191
January 27, 2016
What area do you think will see the greatest advancement in the expansion of healthcare services in community pharmacy in 2016?
  • Retail Clinics 30%, 268 votes
    268 votes 30%
    268 votes - 30% of all votes
  • Telemedicine 20%, 175 votes
    175 votes 20%
    175 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Provider Status for Pharmacists 20%, 175 votes
    175 votes 20%
    175 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Point of Care Testing 11%, 95 votes
    95 votes 11%
    95 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Behavioral Coaching/Lifestyle Change 10%, 84 votes
    84 votes 10%
    84 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Pharmacogenomics 6%, 57 votes
    57 votes 6%
    57 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Other (please specify by clicking “comment” below) 3%, 30 votes
    30 votes 3%
    30 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 884
December 10, 2015
Which of the current U.S. Presidential hopefuls do you think would be best for your business?
  • Donald Trump 38%, 2256 votes
    2256 votes 38%
    2256 votes - 38% of all votes
  • Hillary Clinton 26%, 1566 votes
    1566 votes 26%
    1566 votes - 26% of all votes
  • Ben Carson 9%, 546 votes
    546 votes 9%
    546 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Jeb Bush 6%, 382 votes
    382 votes 6%
    382 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Marco Rubio 6%, 337 votes
    337 votes 6%
    337 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Ted Cruz 4%, 257 votes
    257 votes 4%
    257 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Scott Walker 3%, 187 votes
    187 votes 3%
    187 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Rand Paul 3%, 169 votes
    169 votes 3%
    169 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Chris Christie 3%, 168 votes
    168 votes 3%
    168 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Mike Huckabee 2%, 122 votes
    122 votes 2%
    122 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 5990
July 15, 2015
Who will win at the digital health game?
  • Google 35%, 338 votes
    338 votes 35%
    338 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Apple 22%, 209 votes
    209 votes 22%
    209 votes - 22% of all votes
  • WebMD 18%, 179 votes
    179 votes 18%
    179 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Other 13%, 125 votes
    125 votes 13%
    125 votes - 13% of all votes
  • IBM 6%, 58 votes
    58 votes 6%
    58 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Facebook 5%, 48 votes
    48 votes 5%
    48 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Twitter 2%, 15 votes
    15 votes 2%
    15 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 972
April 15, 2015
An NY-based tech startup has created \""Pager\"" — like Uber for physician house calls. Would you use a service like Pager?
  • Yes 56%, 478 votes
    478 votes 56%
    478 votes - 56% of all votes
  • No 44%, 378 votes
    378 votes 44%
    378 votes - 44% of all votes
Total Votes: 856
January 9, 2015
While the early results have been mixed, overall, how do you think the 2014 Holiday selling season will compare to 2013?
  • Slightly better 41%, 195 votes
    195 votes 41%
    195 votes - 41% of all votes
  • About the same/flat 23%, 107 votes
    107 votes 23%
    107 votes - 23% of all votes
  • Much better 17%, 78 votes
    78 votes 17%
    78 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Slightly worse 15%, 72 votes
    72 votes 15%
    72 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Much worse 4%, 19 votes
    19 votes 4%
    19 votes - 4% of all votes
Total Votes: 471
December 2, 2014
Walgreens is reportedly testing in-store pet clinics. Do pet clinics have the potential to expand as retail clinics have?
  • Yes 62%, 755 votes
    755 votes 62%
    755 votes - 62% of all votes
  • No 38%, 472 votes
    472 votes 38%
    472 votes - 38% of all votes
Total Votes: 1227
September 24, 2014
Should closely held companies have the right to refuse to provide certain kinds of health care to their employees?
  • No 58%, 820 votes
    820 votes 58%
    820 votes - 58% of all votes
  • Yes 42%, 587 votes
    587 votes 42%
    587 votes - 42% of all votes
Total Votes: 1407
July 7, 2014
Over the next 12 months which social media platform will best help grow your business?
  • Facebook 40%, 213 votes
    213 votes 40%
    213 votes - 40% of all votes
  • LinkedIn 21%, 113 votes
    113 votes 21%
    113 votes - 21% of all votes
  • Twitter 12%, 63 votes
    63 votes 12%
    63 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Google+ 10%, 51 vote
    51 vote 10%
    51 vote - 10% of all votes
  • Pinterest 5%, 27 votes
    27 votes 5%
    27 votes - 5% of all votes
  • YouTube 5%, 27 votes
    27 votes 5%
    27 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Instagram 5%, 26 votes
    26 votes 5%
    26 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Vine 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 528
March 19, 2014
In the wake of the CVS tobacco news, will other retailers in the channel follow suit?
  • Yes 59%, 466 votes
    466 votes 59%
    466 votes - 59% of all votes
  • No 41%, 330 votes
    330 votes 41%
    330 votes - 41% of all votes
Total Votes: 796
February 7, 2014
Should pharmacies be allowed to sell medical marijuana as Michigan state lawmakers propose?
  • Yes 58%, 961 vote
    961 vote 58%
    961 vote - 58% of all votes
  • No 42%, 703 votes
    703 votes 42%
    703 votes - 42% of all votes
Total Votes: 1664
November 11, 2013
If you attended NACDS TSE, how would you rate your experience?
  • Below Expectations 55%, 183 votes
    183 votes 55%
    183 votes - 55% of all votes
  • Met Expectations 29%, 97 votes
    97 votes 29%
    97 votes - 29% of all votes
  • Exceeded Expectations 16%, 52 votes
    52 votes 16%
    52 votes - 16% of all votes
Total Votes: 332
August 9, 2013
Are you worried the payroll tax could affect business either in your stores or in your category?
  • Yes 63%, 978 votes
    978 votes 63%
    978 votes - 63% of all votes
  • No 22%, 343 votes
    343 votes 22%
    343 votes - 22% of all votes
  • Not Sure 10%, 154 votes
    154 votes 10%
    154 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Maybe 5%, 75 votes
    75 votes 5%
    75 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 1550
February 26, 2013
Which of the big three drug chains do you think offers the best card program for vendors to participate in?
  • CVS ExtraCare 41%, 839 votes
    839 votes 41%
    839 votes - 41% of all votes
  • Walgreens Balance Rewards 34%, 686 votes
    686 votes 34%
    686 votes - 34% of all votes
  • Rite Aid Wellness+ 25%, 514 votes
    514 votes 25%
    514 votes - 25% of all votes
Total Votes: 2039
November 9, 2012
Which candidate do you believe will have the most positive impact on the retail pharmacy business? Why? (Vote and comment here)
  • Romney 56%, 686 votes
    686 votes 56%
    686 votes - 56% of all votes
  • Obama 44%, 543 votes
    543 votes 44%
    543 votes - 44% of all votes
Total Votes: 1229
September 27, 2012
Massachusetts’ new healthcare cost containment law vastly expands services at retail clinics — is it a model for other states?
  • Yes 62%, 204 votes
    204 votes 62%
    204 votes - 62% of all votes
  • No 38%, 124 votes
    124 votes 38%
    124 votes - 38% of all votes
Total Votes: 328
August 20, 2012
With the threat of more restricted pharmacy networks on the horizon, do you anticipate more deals like Walgreens-USA Drug?
  • Yes 87%, 527 votes
    527 votes 87%
    527 votes - 87% of all votes
  • No 13%, 78 votes
    78 votes 13%
    78 votes - 13% of all votes
Total Votes: 605
July 6, 2012
What\'s the most effective way to drive shopper loyalty?
  • Stick to the basics: Run clean, convenient, well-stocked stores 61%, 922 votes
    922 votes 61%
    922 votes - 61% of all votes
  • Loyalty card 26%, 392 votes
    392 votes 26%
    392 votes - 26% of all votes
  • Circular advertising 5%, 72 votes
    72 votes 5%
    72 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Other (send your comments to reder@lf.com) 3%, 51 vote
    51 vote 3%
    51 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc.) 3%, 43 votes
    43 votes 3%
    43 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Digital advertising 2%, 30 votes
    30 votes 2%
    30 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 1510
April 10, 2012
While the FTC has approved the ESI-Medco merger, several pharmacy groups are looking to block it. What do you think will happen?
  • The merger will go through as approved 72%, 216 votes
    216 votes 72%
    216 votes - 72% of all votes
  • The merger will be blocked 28%, 83 votes
    83 votes 28%
    83 votes - 28% of all votes
Total Votes: 299
April 2, 2012
The FTC reportedly will rule on the Express Scripts-Medco merger within the next 30 days. What do you think will happen?
  • This won\'t end so quickly; FTC will extend the 30-day period 40%, 440 votes
    440 votes 40%
    440 votes - 40% of all votes
  • FTC will approve the merger 30%, 332 votes
    332 votes 30%
    332 votes - 30% of all votes
  • FTC will sue to block the merger 30%, 328 votes
    328 votes 30%
    328 votes - 30% of all votes
Total Votes: 1100
February 10, 2012
What is your outlook for business in 2012?
  • Slightly better 26%, 217 votes
    217 votes 26%
    217 votes - 26% of all votes
  • About the same 23%, 192 votes
    192 votes 23%
    192 votes - 23% of all votes
  • Better 17%, 141 vote
    141 vote 17%
    141 vote - 17% of all votes
  • Slightly worse 14%, 115 votes
    115 votes 14%
    115 votes - 14% of all votes
  • The sky is falling — worst in years! 7%, 60 votes
    60 votes 7%
    60 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Happy days are here again — the best in years! 7%, 55 votes
    55 votes 7%
    55 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Much worse 6%, 54 votes
    54 votes 6%
    54 votes - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 834
December 23, 2011
What\'s your prediction for holiday sales 2011?
  • A little better than last year 39%, 196 votes
    196 votes 39%
    196 votes - 39% of all votes
  • About the same as last year 27%, 139 votes
    139 votes 27%
    139 votes - 27% of all votes
  • Worse than last year 16%, 82 votes
    82 votes 16%
    82 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Much better than last year 15%, 76 votes
    76 votes 15%
    76 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Best in several years 3%, 15 votes
    15 votes 3%
    15 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 508
November 14, 2011
Do you think that antitrust regulators and shareholders will approve the $29 billion Express Scripts-Medco merger?
  • No 62%, 1232 votes
    1232 votes 62%
    1232 votes - 62% of all votes
  • Yes 38%, 756 votes
    756 votes 38%
    756 votes - 38% of all votes
Total Votes: 1988
July 21, 2011
Are shows like \""Extreme Couponing\"" bad for business; do we need new coupon restrictions so \""extremists\"" can\'t abuse the system?
  • No 55%, 637 votes
    637 votes 55%
    637 votes - 55% of all votes
  • Yes 45%, 523 votes
    523 votes 45%
    523 votes - 45% of all votes
Total Votes: 1160
June 8, 2011
A new report on counterfeit drugs recommends a mandatory federal track-and-trace system. Is this a good idea?
  • YES. An electronic system is the only way to ensure the safety of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain. 65%, 134 votes
    134 votes 65%
    134 votes - 65% of all votes
  • NO. Electronic track and trace would add major costs for pharmacies, when we are supposed to be lowering healthcare costs. 35%, 72 votes
    72 votes 35%
    72 votes - 35% of all votes
Total Votes: 206
May 17, 2011
NACDS in 2013 will consolidate its conferences into one called Total Store Expo. How will the move impact your business?
  • I think it will help my business (e.g., fewer meetings lowers my costs) 65%, 134 votes
    134 votes 65%
    134 votes - 65% of all votes
  • I think it will hurt my business (e.g., fewer meetings means less contact with retailers, less focus on my category) 35%, 72 votes
    72 votes 35%
    72 votes - 35% of all votes
Total Votes: 206
May 5, 2011
There\'s growing fear that the price of gas will climb above $5 per gallon this summer. Do you believe retailers will lose trips?
  • Yes 92%, 380 votes
    380 votes 92%
    380 votes - 92% of all votes
  • No 8%, 32 votes
    32 votes 8%
    32 votes - 8% of all votes
Total Votes: 412
April 18, 2011
Congress has introduced a bill to restore FSA eligibility for OTC purchases. Do you think it should become a law?
  • YES. OTCs should be FSA eligible — it lowers the cost of treatment and eliminates unnecessary physician visits. 91%, 475 votes
    475 votes 91%
    475 votes - 91% of all votes
  • NO. The government needs that tax money to pay for healthcare reform. 9%, 46 votes
    46 votes 9%
    46 votes - 9% of all votes
Total Votes: 521
February 24, 2011
What is your outlook for front-end sales in 2011?
  • Front-end sales will grow 2% to 4% 37%, 93 votes
    93 votes 37%
    93 votes - 37% of all votes
  • Front-end sales will grow less than 2% 35%, 87 votes
    87 votes 35%
    87 votes - 35% of all votes
  • Front-end sales will drop 15%, 38 votes
    38 votes 15%
    38 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Front-end sales will grow 5% or more 12%, 31 vote
    31 vote 12%
    31 vote - 12% of all votes
Total Votes: 249
January 31, 2011
Former Kinray CEO Stewart Rahr is pushing for Donald Trump to run for President in 2012. Would that be good for the industry?
  • No 74%, 596 votes
    596 votes 74%
    596 votes - 74% of all votes
  • Yes 26%, 207 votes
    207 votes 26%
    207 votes - 26% of all votes
Total Votes: 803
December 3, 2010
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Some drug chains have begun offering fresh food in their stores. Do you expect other pharmacy retailers to mimic these efforts?
  • Yes 67%, 14 votes
    14 votes 67%
    14 votes - 67% of all votes
  • No 33%, 7 votes
    7 votes 33%
    7 votes - 33% of all votes
Total Votes: 21
November 16, 2010
Which of the presidential tickets will have the most positive impact on health care?
  • Trump/Pence 50%, 347 votes
    347 votes 50%
    347 votes - 50% of all votes
  • Clinton/Kaine 50%, 341 vote
    341 vote 50%
    341 vote - 50% of all votes
Total Votes: 688
August 10, 2016 - December 5, 2017
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Which of the presidential tickets do you think will have the most positive impact on your business?
  • Trump/Pence 58%, 404 votes
    404 votes 58%
    404 votes - 58% of all votes
  • Clinton/Kaine 42%, 293 votes
    293 votes 42%
    293 votes - 42% of all votes
Total Votes: 697
May 17, 2016 - December 5, 2017
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