R.Ph.s allegedly refused to dispense vitamins/antibiotics

April 17, 2006

Cedar River Clinics, a woman's health clinic and abortion provider, complained to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy that a hospital outpatient pharmacist cited moral objections for refusing to dispense a script for an abortion-related antibiotic, according to published reports.

Cedar River Clinics, a woman’s health clinic and abortion provider, complained to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy that a hospital outpatient pharmacist cited moral objections for refusing to dispense a script for an abortion-related antibiotic, according to published reports. The complaint also charged that a chain drugstore pharmacist declined to dispense prenatal vitamins, reportedly after asking the patient why she went to the clinic. The pharmacy board is considering adoption of a pharmacists’ conscience clause.

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