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Friday, March 3rd 2006

Walmart to Sell Plan B

Walmart was forced to start stocking Plan B at pharmacies in Massachuttes recently and now has decided to start selling it everywhere.

“We expected more states to require us to sell emergency contraceptives in the months ahead,” said Ron Chumiuk, vice president of Pharmacy for Wal-Mart, in a statement.

“Because of this, and the fact that this is an FDA-approved product, we feel it is difficult to justify being the country’s only major pharmacy chain not selling it.”

I’m not a very virulent anti-abortion believer. It doesn’t get me up in arms that pharmacies carry Plan B.

What does seem wrong like I said it before and will here again, this isn’t a matter of emergent public health. This isn’t an ER turning away a car wreck victim. Wal-Mart can’t effectively serve community health by operating a pharmacy that doesn’t stock Plan B? Hmmm…