Pharmacies http://kplu.org en Pharmacists don't have to sell Plan B contraceptive, judge rules http://kplu.org/post/pharmacists-dont-have-sell-plan-b-contraceptive-judge-rules <p>TACOMA, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state&#39;s true goal was to suppress religious objections by druggists &mdash; not to promote timely access to the medicines for people who need them.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton heard closing arguments earlier this month in a lawsuit that claimed state rules violate the constitutional rights of pharmacists by requiring them to dispense such medicine.</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:51:59 +0000 Gene Johnson 4222 at http://kplu.org Pharmacists don't have to sell Plan B contraceptive, judge rules Judge to rule on Wash. pharmacies selling Plan B  http://kplu.org/post/judge-rule-wash-pharmacies-selling-plan-b%C2%A0-0 TACOMA, Wash. — A federal judge plans to rule on whether Washington state can require pharmacies to stock and sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives. Washington requires pharmacies to sell any drug that's in demand. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:59:47 +0000 The Associated Press 4219 at http://kplu.org Judge to rule on Washington pharmacies selling Plan B  http://kplu.org/post/judge-rule-washington-pharmacies-selling-plan-b%C2%A0 <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; A federal judge plans to rule on whether Washington state can require pharmacies to stock and sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives.</p><p>Washington requires pharmacies to sell any drug that&#39;s in demand. Plan B can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours after sex and is available without a prescription to anyone over 17.</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:59:42 +0000 The Associated Press 4218 at http://kplu.org Psychiatrist explains why he speaks on behalf of drug makers http://kplu.org/post/psychiatrist-explains-why-he-speaks-behalf-drug-makers <p>A follow up now to a story we brought you last week about doctors who get paid by drug makers to give promotional talks. The top three earning doctors in the Northwest did not return our calls for that story. But later a psychiatrist in Tacoma did. And he makes no apologies for accepting pharmaceutical payments.</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:50:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2603 at http://kplu.org Synthetic drug "bath salts" banned in Washington http://kplu.org/post/synthetic-drug-bath-salts-banned-washington <p>Why were &quot;bath salts&quot; for sale in head shops? Because they contained stimulants known as <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substituted_cathinone">substituted cathinones </a>that can affect user behavior and judgment. They&#39;ve been growing in popularity as a legal alternative to cocaine or methamphetamine.</p><p>As of April 15th, they&#39;re no longer legal in Washington; the state Board of Pharmacy has approved emergency rules classifying the salts as Class I controlled substances, banning their manufacture, sale, delivery and possession.</p><p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:20:52 +0000 Dave Meyer 1243 at http://kplu.org Synthetic drug "bath salts" banned in Washington Pharmacy Board leaves "Plan B" ruling in place http://kplu.org/post/pharmacy-board-leaves-plan-b-ruling-place <p>Washington's Board of Pharmacy has decided to not change a rule that prohibits pharmacies from refusing to dispense all legal drugs, including the morning-after contraceptive "Plan B."</p><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:43:43 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 385 at http://kplu.org Pharmacy Board leaves "Plan B" ruling in place