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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bad News for Plan B Prescriptions?

posted by on January 24 at 15:35 PM

Women’s advocates tell me Sen. Karen Keiser (D-33, Des Moines) has tabled her bill to require pharmacies to fill Plan B prescriptions.


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Posted by Y.F. | January 24, 2008 4:30 PM

Keep us posted. The injunction that halted the Pharmacy Board's rules was a crass insertion of religion into public policy, and its going to be really tough to get the 9th circuit to overturn it. I don't know that people really understand how successful religious conservatives have been at gaining the power to base medical decisions on their religious beliefs.

Posted by blank12357 | January 24, 2008 4:32 PM

Does anyone know of a pharmacy in the Puget Sound area that hasn't honored these prescriptions? It's probably naive of me, but I wouldn't have guessed that it's an issue here. Where I was born, yes. But in the liberal NW?

Posted by Lauren | January 24, 2008 4:35 PM

Dudes. The bill only applies to *prescriptions* for Plan B.

Currently, Plan B is an over-the-counter drug -or- does not require a prescription. This ruling will have no effect on the dilemma at hand: Pharmacies refusing the pill to women coming in to pick up a legal drug.

Posted by louley | January 24, 2008 4:41 PM

@4 The pharmacy that filed for an exception from the Pharmacy Board rules, resulting in the injunction, is based in Olympia. It's part of Stormans, Inc. who run a couple of Thriftways.

Posted by blank12357 | January 24, 2008 4:58 PM


And ... ?

Posted by incomplete thought | January 25, 2008 8:16 AM

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