Pharmacists go through rigorous studies to become members of their profession. Throughout their schooling, they learn about contraceptives, the morning after pill, and other legal prescriptions. It is during this time that prospective pharmacists should look within themselves to determine whether or not they are comfortable dispensing these medications. These medications are legal, and a number of patients rely on them to stay healthy. If a doctor prescribes this medication, the pharmacist should dispense it as long at the pharmacist determines that it would not interact dangerously with any other drugs the patient is taking.
A pharmacist has an obligation to dispense medicine. They have a license to dispense medicine. It is their job to pass out medicine to individuals regardless of their moral feelings about the medicine or the person or condition. If a pharmacist doesn't want to dispense the morning after pill for whatever reason, they can deal with the moral or religious dilemma this presents at a later time in a more appropriate circumstance
Pharmacists should fill these prescriptions as their job requires. It is not their discretion which prescriptions to fill.
Pharmacists are in the business of dispensing medications. They are not in the business of imposing their personal moral beliefs on their customers. If they cannot stand to dispense contraceptives, they should find another line of work. To, in effect, compel a person to risk pregnancy because of another's idea of morality is, in itself, immoral, and contrary to the American tradition of personal freedom.
As a rule, I think business owners should have the right to sell or not sell whatever they like, but pharmacies are different. Pharmacies offer products that are government-regulated and are only available through a pharmacy. They are contractually obligated to offer prescription medication. Morals should not come into play.
Everyone is entitled to his or her own beliefs. You should not force your beliefs onto someone else who may not feel the same way as you do. Just because you believe it is morally wrong to use certain prescription drugs, the person with the prescription may not feel that same way. And that person should not have to suffer because of your beliefs.
Why should their rights trump mine in a public venue,they also have no right to make an assumption about any medication that my doctor has prescribed for me.The Bible also allowed slavery but you don't see that anymore.I have constitutionally guaranteed rights so why do theirs count more.Find A job where you can work and be religious that does not conflict with other peoples rights
If a pharmacist can't, for personal reasons, dispense legal medications then they should get another job. Other people can't refuse to serve in the capacity of their jobs so why should pharmacists be allowed to. It would be like police refusing to wear a weapon because it violates their morals. They just wouldn't be police and if a pharmacist can't fulfill the duties of their job then they too need to find something else to do.
A pharmacist is providing a public service as an employee of a business governed by the laws of this country. That means their moral beliefs, I mean religious beliefs because that is what we're talking about here, cannot in any way obstruct the freedom of a patron to be prescribed a legal medicine. If their religious beliefs hinder them from providing such a service then are not fit to work in a position that provides a service to the free general public.
Some people believe the morning after pill is the abortion pill but as far as the pharmacist is concerned there are parts of every career that a person may not like but it's part of the job and its legal. The pharmacist is there to dispense medication not be a moral representative and pass judgment.
Pharmacists are just like every other worker out there. They are wage earners contributing to the Capitalistic system. Abortion rights were fought for and the courts ruled in their favor. If Pharmacists feel so strongly they should write their elected governmental officials or choose to use their time protesting and gathering followers to get the laws reversed.
Pharmacists chose their profession for a reason and they chose it knowing what types of prescriptions they would have to fill which includes contraceptives. They are pharmacists and not preachers. It is their job to take what the doctor orders and fill it as long as it fits the proper health guidelines. If they can not do this in an unbiased way, then they have not right to stay in that profession.
If a prescription is perfectly legal and a patient has a legitimate need to take the medication prescribed, the pharmacist has an obligation to fill the prescription, regardless of his or her moral stance. If it is truly a moral dilemma, perhaps the pharmacist should be looking for another line of work.
Pharmacist became pharmacist to fill prescriptions that were prescribed by a medical doctor. The medical doctor prescribed such drug because his or her studies convinced the doctor that such prescription would be in best interest of the patient's physical and mental health. The pharmacist must swallow his or her pride, regardless of personal thoughts, and fill the prescription.
I live in a town of less than 10,000 residents, yet I still have access to three convenient pharmacies. Even if all three choose to refuse selling me a questionable product, I still live a short drive away from a larger town that likely has a willing pharmacy. I believe most people are so situated. Thus, those pharmacies should still be allowed to sell as they wish since competition suggests someone will sell what I want. It's a matter of freedom to operate a business as the owner sees fit. The fact that a customer may have to travel out of his or her way to fill a prescription does not necessitate forcing pharmacies to act against their wishes. My only caveat involves life or death situations. For example, a pharmacy should not be able to refuse my request for insulin.
Pharmacists, and doctors as well, should not be coerced into doing anything they find morally objectionable. The government should not ban the use of those drugs, but people who have the desire to use them should find another pharmacist who does not mind providing them.
If they fail to fill legal prescriptions for drugs they believe are morally wrong and whoever is going to them wants those things anyway, a logical consequence will be the people will look elsewhere for the prescriptions. That way, if you agree such drugs are morally wrong you can find a pharmacist who agrees with you and will not prescribe such drugs, and if you want the drugs you can find someone who'll give them to you.
It is a violation for someone's rights to force them to provide something which they orally oppose. This is why the HHS mandate is so bad, it forces organizations to violate their conscience or be shut down. As for an individual pharmacist, he will probably lose his job for doing so but ha has to do what is right rather than what he is told to do against his conscience.
Pharmacists should not be required to fill prescriptions for drugs they believe to be morally wrong, because it would violate their constitutional right to freedom of religion. The government does not have the power to tell the people what they must do. It only has the power to tell the people what they are prohibited to do, in the interest of society.