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01/13/2006

Wyoming Pharmacy Board nixes pill-denying proposal

by Jeremy Hooper

  Appeasing local AIDS activists who staunchly opposed the policy, the Wyoming Pharmacy Board has dropped a proposal that could've given the state's pharmacists the right to not fill prescriptions on the basic of their personal beliefs. Which is good, seeing as how a pharmacy, while a place that some may visit religiously to get their head in shape, is not a church, temple, or other house of worship. Just as a McDonalds worker can't deny fries to someone whose thighs they think are grossly jiggly, or a news anchor can't just stop reading a prompter because they think the script poorly written, a pill purveyor probably shouldn't have the power to deny services to those he may feel to be immoral. In fact, just as bankers must view money as simply the paper-based product in which they deal, a pharmacist, more than most other professional types, should probably follow suit and focus more on the accuracy of his work, not the advocacy of his personal convictions.

Local officials say this is now "a dead issue", though we do hear some "pro-family" pharmacists might someday give it 500MGs of MoralJudgementicllin to try and bring it back to life.

Pharmacy board drops ethics proposal [AP via Casper Star-Tribune]

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