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2008-10-23 15:03:16

A new Virginia-based drug store is one of at least seven pharmacies across the country that are refusing to sell contraceptives on religious grounds, even to customers with a prescription. Candy and sodas are also among the items customers of Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy will not find on the shelves. Throughout the nation, states have been reviewing the issue of pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control or morning-after pills for religious purposes. In some cases they have enacted laws...

2005-12-06 13:30:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a recent survey of US pharmacists, 39 percent of respondents said they were against state laws that would require them to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception, otherwise known as the morning-after pill. This finding comes just days after four Illinois pharmacists were put on unpaid leave by their employer Walgreen Co. for refusing to fill such prescriptions. According to media reports, their refusals, apparently due to moral or...

2005-07-05 15:48:49

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A majority of physicians think that pharmacists should have the authority to dispense emergency contraception, and that pharmacists should be required to fill prescriptions for contraception despite their religious objections, survey findings show. The New Jersey-based marketing and communications research company HCD Research surveyed a nationally representative sample of 824 physicians, and found that 65 percent believe that pharmacists should have the...


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