Pharmacists not required to dispense Plan B

January 2008
Drug Formulary Review;Jan2008, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p6
The article discusses the ruling issued by federal judge Ronald Leighton in the Washington State court case over the rules in the state that required pharmacies to dispense the Plan B emergency contraceptive. Leighton has suspended the rules because he thinks that they violate the freedom of religion of pharmacists. Under the ruling, pharmacists may refuse to dispense the drug but are required to refer the requesting patient to nearest or nearby source for it. The federal lawsuit was filed against the state by pharmacists and a store owner.


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