A pharmacist refused to fill a North Richland Hills woman's prescription for birth-control pills this week, but the woman hopes her experience will provoke an examination of pharmacists' power over patient care.If pharmacists don't want to do the job they're hired to do, then quit. Find another job. Become another damn preacher - it's not like we don't have enough of them already.
Julee Lacey, 32, a first-grade teacher and mother of two, ran out of birth-control pills Sunday night and went to her local CVS pharmacy for a last-minute refill. The new pharmacist at the branch told her, "I'm sorry, but I personally do not believe in birth control, so I will not fill your prescription," Mrs. Lacey recalled.
Her husband and the assistant manager could not persuade the pharmacist to change her mind.
When pressed, the pharmacist added that birth-control pills "cause cancer."
"I think my doctor should make these decisions," Mrs. Lacey said. "If they're going to decide not to do birth-control pills, where are they going to draw the line?"
Just get out of the pharmacy.
If this pharmacist is not fired, then CVS has a lot to answer for.