The Pharmacy Refusal Project

The National Women’s Law Center is on the job. They’ve created the Pharmacy Refusal Project. It includes messaging about the impact of pharmacy refusal (useful when drafting that letter to your lawmakers). There’s a pdf brochure with suggested questions for health care providers (useful when selecting a pharmacy). There are a few links to articles about the issue and contact for reporting denied service. This doesn’t negate the need for our individual voices – I think it underscores it – but it could be a great resource for writing letters to lawmakers, pharmacists, insurance companies, etc…

They’ve also got a web sticker program called “Write to Congress.” I’m grabbing one of those for Nerd’s Eye View as soon as I’m done posting here.

2 thoughts on “The Pharmacy Refusal Project”

  1. Thank you for the link. Today they announced a federal bill that has been introduced to force the fulfillment of legal prescriptions.

    http://www.nwlc.org/details.cfm?id=2216&section=newsroom

    Senator Lautenberg and Representative Maloney have introduced legislation, which would stop pharmacies from denying the sale of prescribed medications to individuals.

    Working on that letter and should have it posted within a few days. Thanks again, Pam!

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