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  •  What right???? (none)
    You have no right to get a prescription filled unless the reason it is not being filled violates any civil rights legislation.

     I would not carry ritalin if I owned a pharmacy and would not fill the prescription if I were a pharmicist..If you want to dope your kid into submission:fine.I would not help you do it.I spent too much time on the garbage to want to inflict others by filling scrips for it.

     You think target is wrong?I suggest you excercise the priviledge a free market gives you and not shop there.

    •  Then don't be a pharmacist (4.00)
      If you can't fill prescriptions, don't take a job that requires you to fill prescriptions. I don't know how hard that is.
      •  I like Bill Maher's take on this, (none)
        as infuriating as he can be...

        As our audience seems to already know, more and more American pharmacists are refusing to fill prescriptions for birth control because of their personal moral objections. Hey, you know what would really teach us a lesson? If you took off your pretend doctor jacket and got another job.
        (snip)
        You don't answer to a law above the laws of men. You work for Sav-On. The doctors are the ones who make medical decisions because they went to medical school, whereas you were transferred from the counter where people drop off film.

        Full transcript is here.

        Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. -Philo of Alexandria

        by vansterdam on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 02:04:32 PM PDT

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        •  I got a chuckle but (none)
          let's not confuse the roll of a pharmacy assistant with that of the pharmacist. The latter spent five years getting a bachelors degree in pharmacy.

          At busy places an assistant might be the one to take the big bottle of pills off the shelf and count them out, but the pharmacist is the one responsible for making sure the prescription is filled correctly.

          It's the pharmacist who is refusing to fill the prescription for contraceptives.

          Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

          by Cordelia Lear on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 02:12:09 PM PDT

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      •  So.... (none)
        ....out of all the drugs available if a pharmicist refueses to dispense one or two they should not be a pharmacist?

         If I will not fulfill your prescription and you have to go elsewhere(be inconveinanced) you probaly will not shop at my place anymore.Whether or not the pharmacy lets your buissness go or fires me is up to them.

        •  So.... (none)
          "....out of all the drugs available if a pharmicist refueses to dispense one or two they should not be a pharmacist?"

          Yes, that's exactly right.  

          History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme--Mark Twain

          by lightiris on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 02:24:36 PM PDT

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          •  You may very well be smart.... (none)
            ....but that idea is stupid.

             I will admit they need to find a pharmacy that agrees with their veiws(or tolerates them) but they have just as much buissness being pharmacists as anyone else.

    •  There's nothing moderate (4.00)
      about your views, but the first half seems right.

      Pharmacists have an ethical duty to fill prescriptions for prescribed medication.  A pharmacist who refuses to fill, for example, a prescription for a beta blocker or diuretic, is outside the ethical and legal (licensed) duties of his/her profession.  A pharmacist's personal views--just like the personal views of the checkout clerk--are irrelevant.  

      History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme--Mark Twain

      by lightiris on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 02:06:48 PM PDT

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    •  You wouldn't want to hear my dad's tirade... (4.00)
      If you took away his ritalin.  I understand that you many have opinions on this, but really, sometimes it is just the right thing to allow a person who really does have ADHD enough focus to sit down and complete the tasks that need to be done.  It may be overprescribed, but that does not mean that it is useless for the people who really need it.

      I suppose you want to take away narcotics from people in chronic pain too because they are doped up.  Even if the dose just takes away enough of the pain so that they can function as human beings.

      Please, don't judge other people's use of prescription drugs.  They may be saving their life.

      BTW, ADHD is related to narcolepsy, so if you take away all the ritalin, you might be run into on the road when they nod off for a minute.

      America works best in spreading democracy when people over the world see something they want to emulate. Richard

      by Mlle L on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 02:14:26 PM PDT

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    •  Huh? (4.00)
      You say "don't shop there" like it's some kind of revelation.  Of course people are refusing to shop there.  And they are spreading the word, so other like-minded people will stop shopping there.  And if enough people stop shopping there, maybe Target will exercise the privilege a free market gives them and start servicing the needs of their customers.

      "Don't shop there."  In a word, duh.  What do you think this diary was about, burning their store down?

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