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Subject:  Re: Today's Topic Date:  5/11/2006  12:35 PM
Author:  DizChick Number:  3559 of 40285

Let us imagine I go to the same pharmacy that I use to fill Drug A every month. The pharmacist looks at his computer and discovers that Drug A and Drug B taken together are deadly.

The pharmacist approaches me and informs me of his discovery. Being in a hurry, tired, an antsy five year old at my side and generally bitchy, I tell him "yeah whatever... I'm sure my doctor knows what he's doing, give me the pills".

In this instance the pharmacist does have the ethical obligation to withhold the prescription. I believe dispensing this drug would open the pharmacist to negligence charges (though I could be wrong).

It's also a pharmacists job to double check all drug interactions. They are the last line of defense before the customer potentially takes a deadly drug combo.

It's not their job to impose their religious or reproductive beliefs on anyone else. Could you imagine a pharmacy not stocking condoms because they promote promiscuity?

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