I don't usually go into political diatribes here. I find the sorts of political arguments that one gets into on the Internet tedious. But I'm making a rare exception here, because it's something I feel strongly about. I'm shaking out the ole boycott rug to protest pharmacists that refuse to fill contraception prescriptions. The idea of someone, anyone at all, mucking with my or any woman's decisions about her body and her life gets me spitting mad. As such, Target will no longer be receiving my consumer dollars until they revamp their policies since apparently, Target is A-OK with their pharmacists being righteous misogynists.
For more links and rants, check out cmpriest's information-filled post and jinzi's very eloquent letter of protest.
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Regardless of a stores policies, federal law give pharmacists the right to refuse to fill srips. They are to return the scrip to the person, then call the doctor who wrote it and inform them they need to review it with the patient.
People are making this into a Roe V. Wade thing, but its much more a health thing. Pharmacists need this right. People on here keep say, but they are not doctors! No, they are not. And in many cases they know more about medication, and how they interact than most doctors do. They need this right to refuse, for whatever reason, to help keep people safe.
Its a shame that people on the right are using it in the wrong way, but to take the option away from the pharmacists is scary.
You have a valid point here. Perhaps what is needed is a formal documentation of the process that is to be followed if a pharmacist has a valid MEDICAL reason for concern about a medication, such as reporting it to the doctor and some other health group.