View Poll Results: Should Pharmacies Be Required To Fill Prescriptions?

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  • Yes, and there should not be any exceptions

    3 27.27%
  • No, the pharmacy should have the right to decide

    6 54.55%
  • No, unless there is a life threatening situation

    2 18.18%
  • Yes, unless there are moral/religious grounds to refuse

    0 0%
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    Druggists and Morning After Pills

    In an injunction signed in the state of Washington, U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said pharmacists can refuse to sell the morning-after pill if they refer the customer to another nearby source. Pharmacists' employers also are protected by the order.

    My take on this situation is that a pharmacy is a business. A business should have the right to decide what products it will sell to the public. However, I would not oppose a requirement that they refer a customer to another pharmacy.

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    High court halts WA morning-after pill rules


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    Re: Druggists and Morning After Pills

    I agree that they should have a right to decide. I chose "no, unless there is a life threatening situation." I'm not sure what that scenario would look like, but that makes sense to me.



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    Re: Druggists and Morning After Pills

    Can I add an option? I would not approach this issue by focusing on the business (the pharmacy), but rather the pharmacist. The pharmacist has certain ethical obligations as the healthcare provider most familiar with drug effects and drug interactions. As such, the pharmacist has both the right and obligation to refuse to dispense any drug according to their best judgment. I am against limiting that role, so I vote for the following option:

    A pharmacist has the right to refuse filling any prescription.



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    Re: Druggists and Morning After Pills

    I've worked as a pharmacy tech, and have witnessed tons of examples of doctors trying to kill their patients through pharmacological ignorance.

    A pharmacist should ALWAYS have the right to refuse to fill a scrip. And the customer should have the absolute right to go somewhere else.


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