Judge upholds R.Ph.'s punishment for refusal to fill

February 20, 2006

A Wisconsin county judge upheld the sanctions and fine imposed on Neil Noesen, R.Ph., for his refusal to dispense or transfer an emergency contraceptive prescription in 2002. The state pharmacy board had fined Noesen and ordered him to attend ethics classes and warn future employers in writing of his stance against EC, as well as pay $20,000 in costs for the investigation and hearings.