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Old 04-05-2005, 08:39 PM   #76
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and that doesn't account for the fact that said pharmacist is simply not doing their job by refusing to dispense FDA approved medication.
When birth control becomes "FDA Mandated" instead of "FDA Approved', I just might agree with you.

For the record, I think that anyone who works at a pharmacy where birth control is sold should work under the orders of his/her boss or find new employment.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:58 PM   #77
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Another thing to consider is the idea of public and private businesses. To answer your question about your analogy of web page design, 80sU2isBest-web page design can vary from being either a public or a private business, so if your job was a privately owned one, you would indeed have the right to deny certain things to certain people. And I also assume that there's various branches of the public version of the web site design industry-the branch may be one where pornographic stuff isn't in the job description for that specific branch, so therefore, a person in that field wouldn't have to worry about that.

But since pharmacies aren't privately owned businesses, since they are public buildings, they have to go by government regulations, and if the government says they must sell this or that, they are to follow those laws.

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But since pharmacies aren't privately owned businesses, since they are public buildings, they have to go by government regulations, and if the government says they must sell this or that, they are to follow those laws.
Pharmacies are privately owned.

The difference, though, is that there are "professional ethics" that exist in the medical industry ever since the early 1900s from the Progressive Era. These "professional ethics" dictate that it is unethical to refuse to dispense medication on the basis of personal objections. It is the duty of any medical professional to act uniformily according to these ethics. We cannot make exceptions for "some people" based on their "morality," unless the professional ethics change.

If these pharmacists had moral objections, why did they become pharmacists in the first place? I'm just utterly baffled as to why some people cannot separate personal morality from business. I mean, we berate soldiers who suddenly develop a revulsion to killing on moral grounds. The fact remains that if you cannot do your job anymore, quit.

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Pharmacies are privately owned.
Oh, really? Yeesh, didn't know that-I've never really been to a pharmacy myself. My parents have from time to time, but I myself haven't, so I didn't know . But still, I agree with you anyway.

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Old 04-06-2005, 05:49 AM   #80
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that is the exactly what the governemnt should be doing. enforcing uniform regulations. it is neither the pharmacists job, or place to be juding other peoples choices to uses certain drugs. cause that is what it comes down to, these pharmacists feel its inapropreate, thus do not despence the drugs.
Well said Jessi!
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Old 04-07-2005, 02:28 AM   #81
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A pharmacist is a pharmacist, not a physician. All medical decisions are between physician and patient. The pharmacist is out of that equation (and I love pharmacists. I spend much more time discussing medication with them than with the physician). What other moral opinions will come into play? Can a pharmacist then refuse to dispense any medication that was tested on animals or uses animal product? Can a pharmacist refuse to dispense narcotics because of his/her position on drug use or believes someone should just tough out pain? I would not trust the professional judgment of any pharmacist that refused me medication based on his/her nonmedical judgment.

Certainly a pharmacist has the right to question a prescription, a right (maybe a duty) to notice similar prescriptions by various doctors that may indicate doctor shopping for illicit purposes. But pharmacists are not licensed to practice medicine.

Ah, this gives me an idea for another thread.
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For a pharmacists he's not very educated.
I agree with this. I don't know if somebody has already said this but many women have problems with their menstrual cycle. Birth control pills are often given to regulate periods, lessen severe cramping or to prevent extremely heavy bleeding....

pharmacists also need to take these factors into consideration.
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