Maybe the prescriptions your physician have prescribed for you haven't offended your pharmacist to date. Maybe your private medical life so far has passed beneath notice of the state-licensed professionals who would pass final judgment on what prescription is and is not appropriate for you.
Or maybe you've been turned away by a pious druggist who thought your morality was not up to snuff, and were wondering if there was anywhere else you could go to avoid do-it-yourself pharmacology.
Now you can know. Planned Parenthood has published a pharmacy scorecard, showing which pharmacies fill doctor's prescriptions, and which pharmacies prefer to play doctor themselves.
On the plus side: Brooks/Eckerd, Costco, CVS and a few others. These pharmacies actually respect doctors and fill their prescriptions.
On the pharmacists-playing-doctor side: Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie.
Longer than both lists combined is the list of pharmacies with unknown policies, including Albertsons, Dahl's, Discount Drug, Duane Reade, S Food Lion, Giant, Longs, Pathmark, Piggly Wiggly and Safeway.
Does anyone reading this have any first-hand experiences with any of the pharmacies in these chains? Tell your story. Also, Planned Parenthood has the forms so you can write these pharmacies.
Where do you spend your money?