Tuesday, February 14, 2006

more on the Wal-Mart/Massachusetts EC controversy

The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy declared today that Wal-Mart must stock (and, presumably, dispense, although I realize that making presumptions is dangerous when it comes to places like Wal-Mart) EC at all its pharmacies state-wide. (Also in The Boston Globe)

The Board reviewed the state law requiring all pharmacies to dispense "commonly prescribed medications in accordance with the usual needs of the community," and decided that, yes, EC did fall into this category.

Small victories make my heart happy on this otherwise Bleak Day known as Valentine's Day.

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