54% Say Pharmacists Have Right to Refuse to Fill Medication Based on Personal Or Religious Beliefs

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pharmacy OneSource, Inc.

    MADISON, Wis., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Given the current heated debate
 over RU 486 and the Assembly Bill 168 on Capitol Hill, a recent survey
 suggests how pharmacy professionals would want the decision to go.  In the
 survey, the majority of pharmacy professionals polled say pharmacists should
 have the right to refuse to fill or stock a given medication based upon
 personal or religious beliefs.  The just completed poll was conducted on
 PharmacyOneSource.com and received votes from 719 pharmacy professionals.
     Should Pharmacists be able to refuse to fill or stock a given medication
 based on personal or religious beliefs?
 
                       YES               =   388    (54%)
                       NO                =   289    (40%)
                       Undecided         =    41     (6%)
 
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 exclusively for pharmacy professionals, is a member-only website which
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 access up-to-date pertinent information and essential resources.  It helps
 pharmacy professionals provide excellent patient care and it provides tools
 and assistance in career growth and development.  Drug information software,
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 used by the over 10,000 members of PharmacyOneSource.com
 
 

SOURCE Pharmacy OneSource, Inc.
    MADISON, Wis., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Given the current heated debate
 over RU 486 and the Assembly Bill 168 on Capitol Hill, a recent survey
 suggests how pharmacy professionals would want the decision to go.  In the
 survey, the majority of pharmacy professionals polled say pharmacists should
 have the right to refuse to fill or stock a given medication based upon
 personal or religious beliefs.  The just completed poll was conducted on
 PharmacyOneSource.com and received votes from 719 pharmacy professionals.
     Should Pharmacists be able to refuse to fill or stock a given medication
 based on personal or religious beliefs?
 
                       YES               =   388    (54%)
                       NO                =   289    (40%)
                       Undecided         =    41     (6%)
 
     About PharmacyOneSource.com:  The first professional resource site
 exclusively for pharmacy professionals, is a member-only website which
 provides pharmacy professionals an exclusive community within which they
 access up-to-date pertinent information and essential resources.  It helps
 pharmacy professionals provide excellent patient care and it provides tools
 and assistance in career growth and development.  Drug information software,
 extensive daily industry news, Pharmacy Week job listings, industry polls and
 surveys, and compensation reports are several of the more popular resources
 used by the over 10,000 members of PharmacyOneSource.com
 
 SOURCE  Pharmacy OneSource, Inc.