Survey says: Worry about DIR hangover plagues independents

NCPA June 2, 2023

A new survey released by NCPA today indicates that 98 percent of independent community pharmacy owners and managers are concerned about upcoming cash flow challenges resulting from changes to federal policy effective Jan. 1, 2024. Many respondents say they are working now to prepare, but there remains palpable fear that pharmacy closures are a real possibility. About two out of every three community pharmacists are worried about staffing issues, and about four out of five on average cite drug shortages as a major concern, as well. Wondering what NCPA is doing about it? Learn more about our legislative priorities and our list of DIR hangover resources to help community pharmacies thrive. And thanks to those who shared their insight with us; full survey results are available here.