Pharmacist Refuses to Fill Anti-Bleeding Drug
This article discusses an incident in Idaho where a pharmacist denied a woman her prescription because it wasn’t clear if she’d had an abortion or not. (The drug in question stops bleeding after childbirth or medical abortions.) The pharmacist apparently called to specifically asked if the drug was need for post-abortion care and due to privacy laws, wasn’t able to find out the answer. Apparently, the pharmacist refused to fill the prescription and then refusecd to direct the prescription elsewhere.
Disciplinary action has been taken, but I sincerely hope that they fired that pharmacist.
Anti-bleeding? Becuase bleeding, no matter the cause, is usually a bad sign. Sometimes it leads to death. Whatever the motive behind the denial, I think it’s irresponsible. Don’t become a pharmacist if you can’t dish out what’s prescribed, be it anti-bleeding, antivirals, whatever.
I’d also be curious to find out the gender of the pharmacist.