Pharmacist files new appeal for failure to dispense sanctions

April 25, 2008

A Wisconsin pharmacist is appealing to the state supreme court over sanctions imposed by the pharmacy board for failure to dispense birth control pills.

A conservative legal group has filed an appeal to the Wisconsin state supreme court on behalf of pharmacist Neil Noesen who was sanctioned by the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board for failing to dispense birth control pills. In March a state appeals court upheld the sanctions against Noesen for the incident that dates back to 2002. In 2005 the board ruled that Noesen failed to carry out his professional responsibility to find someone else to fill the prescription if he was unwilling to fill it himself. Noesen received a reprimand and was required to pay the court costs. The state supreme court has not decided whether to hear the appeal.

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