DARN STRAIGHT

DARN STRAIGHT

from the march 15 STRIB. this guy sums it up for me totally:
PHARMACISTS’ CHOICE?
Pick a different job
What if pharmacists were allowed to refuse to sell certain types of birth-control pills on moral or religious grounds? Should a Muslim pharmacist then have the right not to sell a cough syrup that contains alcohol? Could a Scientologist druggist decline to fill a prescription of an antidepressant if he does not believe that depression has biological basis? Should another be entitled to deny serving an AIDS patient if her personal or religious beliefs shun homosexuality?
All graduating pharmacy students take an oath that starts with “At this time, I vow to devote my professional life to the service of all humankind through the profession of pharmacy.”
People should not choose pharmacy as a career if they plan to pick and choose among patients or medications.
ESAM EL-FAKAHANY, MINNETONKA;
PHARMACIST AND PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY, PHARMACOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE,
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

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