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VANCOUVER, Oct 30 (LSN.ca) – The British Columbia government has brushed aside safety concerns and plans to offer abortifacient morning-after pills directly from pharmacists without a doctor’s consultation as of December 1. Last Thursday, Premier Ujjal Dosanjh announced that the provincial government had altered the law to allow the bypass of a doctor’s assessment.

Brenda Osmond, deputy registrar of the College of Pharmacists of B.C., said that pharmacists who have moral or religious objections to the pill can opt out of distribution by not taking the training program. She did not however suggest that pharmacies would be forbidden to require their pharmacists to take the course or lose their jobs.

See the report from National Post at:  https://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20001027/443260.html

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