Sunday, February 01, 2009
6wS: "Doctor's scrip? Sorry, we don't care."
In all fairness, this was a year or so ago... but I thought about it recently, at the play. One in 3 opens with Dena, the receptionist, coming in to work. She's carrying a CVS bag, with and EPT in it. My very first thought was about the stink a while back when a CVS pharmacist refused to fill a prescription for emergency contraception*, because of personal/religious beliefs. And the company fully supported the pharmacist's decision.
A woman entered the pharmacy with a prescription from a medical doctor -- someone who has gone through years and years and years of medical school and training to learn about medicine and health and patients and prescriptions -- and the pharmacist, a job that, to the best of my knowledge, does not require even a Bachelor's degree -- decides he knows better than the medical doctor what the patient needs. No, that's not entirely accurate: the pharmacist, a complete stranger to this woman, decides what this woman needs based on his own pig-headed personal preferences.
This hit the news, and the company changed its policy. Sorry, I still refuse to ever shop at a CVS.
*The story I'd heard involved EC, but when I Googled for a news link, I found one saying the pharmacist refused to give out PLAIN OLD BIRTH CONTROL. The pharmacist refused to give the woman THE PILL. Seriously??? Where do these people get off???
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