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Tag: pharmacies

March
22nd

PLAN B: Why sell it behind the counter?

Our state is appealing the federal court ruling that pharmacists are not required to dispense Plan B (TNT, 3-22).

The ruling pointed out that we allow pharmacies to employ discretion when they refuse to stock medications such as Oxycodone, for fear of inciting more robberies. Therefore, to force a pharmacy to stock/ dispense a drug that violates the pharmacist’s religious beliefs is a form of discrimination. I agree.

If the ruling is reversed, where do we stop? Does a pharmacy closed on the Sabbath or a religious holiday block my access to a drug? Must all pharmacies stay open

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