Monday, December 21, 2009

Yes, Virginia, There is a Conscience Clause

A Conscience Clause, law in many states, allows a pharmacist to refuse to fill certain prescriptions based on religious or moral reasons. The most obvious example is the pharmacist who refuses to fill a prescription for birth control pills.

So my question to Santa, CVS and Target is, would a pharmacist of a certain religion (we'll call him El Ron, for kicks) be allowed to refuse to fill a prescription for Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Cymbalta, etc.?

Or would it only be ok to refuse if it was for a female patient?

Ho Ho Ho

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