HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Pharmacy Law Continued

The New York Times has an editorial today on the pharmacy conscience clause laws and the Illinois Governor's response.  The Times has a further interesting observation about the impact of the refusal of pharmacists to fill certain prescription drugs.  It states that, ''Indeed, pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for morning-after pills are inadvertently strengthening the case for providing them as nonprescription medicines on the open shelves. Such availability would allow women to get the pills promptly without going first to a doctor and then to a potentially obstructionist pharmacist.'"

For a humorous public opinion survey on the morning-after pill and its availability over-the-counter, see The Onion.  [bm]

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