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Citing patient safety value, APhA and NCPA strongly object to Wall Street Journal editorial calling pharmacists "needless middlemen"

WASHINGTONJune 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 15, the CEOs of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) sent the following letter to the editors of the Wall Street Journal, strongly objecting to the Journal's June 12 editorial, "Letting the Docs Dispense."

The editorial argued that physicians should be allowed to dispense medications without limitation, calling pharmacists "needless middlemen." The full text of the APhA-NCPA letter follows:



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