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Old 10-26-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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Let's try this: Is it legal for the subject(s) of this thread to do what they are doing. The answer is clear: Yes, it is. Case closed.
Case not even opened yet. The Virginia statute that the store relies upon has never been tested with regard to religious values. Meanwhile, you didn't answer the question, which of course goes to the limitations upon "freedom" that one automatically accepts in operating as a public accommodation.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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Would all this freedom end when the lunch counter operator decides not to serve blacks, or is he within his rights as the operator of a public accommodation to "sacrifice income" in order to uphold his individual beliefs and values?
You obviously do not own your own business...this is about choices...this pharmacy owner has the right to choose what product he carries in his store regardless of the reasoning for it. I do not believe it is right for him to sit in judgment of the patients he refuses to serve but it is his right as a business owner to decide what stock he will carry.

There are pharmacies that will not dispense Ritalin because of the black label warning and the pharmacy owner fears a possible adverse reaction in one of his patients...there are other pharmacies the patient can frequent.

Heck, my favorite boutique will not carry my favorite brand of shoes so I go elsewhere...the perks of living in America. Has nothing to do with discrimination and everything to do with choices.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:36 PM
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When it comes to health matters, it's not like having a certain brand of shoes available. If a medication is legal (as poster above stated), then medication should be available. If the pharmacist cannot fill it, he should be replaced, not the medication he won't sell. Pharmacies are places of medication dispensement, not personal philosophy matters.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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When it comes to health matters, it's not like having a certain brand of shoes available. If a medication is legal (as poster above stated), then medication should be available. If the pharmacist cannot fill it, he should be replaced, not the medication he won't sell. Pharmacies are places of medication dispensement, not personal philosophy matters.
Then maybe you shouhld be on the Board of Pharmacy and change the regulations...until then that is the way it goes...

Try to imagine the overhead of having EVERY drug in stock that is commercially available...think healthcare/drug prices are high now??
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:41 PM
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The individual decides...until the government runs the private sector this is how it will be...it's called Freedom.
We all decide in our jobs what we'll do and won't do based on our personal philosophy?? Or, shop around to find someone who believes as we do. Our businesses will be run by people's beliefs and philosophies??
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:44 PM
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Then maybe you shouhld be on the Board of Pharmacy and change the regulations...until then that is the way it goes...

Try to imagine the overhead of having EVERY drug in stock that is commercially available...think healthcare/drug prices are high now??
No, it's not about every drug in stock or commercially available--it's about someone's personal beliefs and preferences dictating if someone gets the prescription that the MD has ordered for him/her.
Medicine and religion?? That's a slippery slope.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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We all decide in our jobs what we'll do and won't do based on our personal philosophy?? Or, shop around to find someone who believes as we do. Our businesses will be run by people's beliefs and philosophies??
Then go somewhere else to shop...easy enough, right? What business isn't run by beliefs and philosophies? Go to any website, any store, they all have them. Until the laws/regulations change there is nothing that can be done.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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No, it's not about every drug in stock or commercially available--it's about someone's personal beliefs and preferences dictating if someone gets the prescription that the MD has ordered for him/her.
Medicine and religion?? That's a slippery slope.
That has plenty to do with it. So no one has their feelings hurt because a pharmacy does not carry their drug of choice the pharmacy would have to carry everything.

Good friend is a pharmacist and she denied a woman her script for needles because she was on the disciplinary list as a nurse for mandatory drug counseling by the state...she had every right to turn her away...do I agree, no, not at all, but she has the right to do it..
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:23 PM
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This isn't about a pharmacy not carrying all medications. Or, someone who has been disiplined for unrightful use/illegality.It's about a pharmacy who won't/refuses to fill one specific prescription--hormone related--because the pharmacist does not believe in birth control. His personal beliefs and philosophy is going to impede/stop someone from getting a medication their doctor has ordered based on one person's personal beliefs.
A pharmacy can order medications not in stock, they do it every day. Again, this is medical care, not about stuff you buy on-line or any other store in America.

Medical needs that are being denied to one person because of another person's personal belief system. that does not match the one needing the medication.

Well, maybe during the operation, the doctor will stop and say,"You know what I'm not gonna do this hysterectomy, I just don't believe in it." "I don't believe in this heart bypass operation, the person needs to lose weight and eat right." Where does it stop???????? And, Who decides??
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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There are most certainly doctors who will not perform certain procedures or surgeries...they have the right. There are also hospitals who will not allow procedures to be performed...they are PRIVATE ENTITIES as are pharmacies.
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