Most (if not all) of you have heard in the news about banning the sales of Tobacco products in pharmacies. Now I’m sure some of you non-retail people are sitting back in your big expensive chairs and are saying “Well that’s great! Smoking is bad! Hooray for common sense! I’m a health care professional and I think smoking is poopy”.
Now I don’t smoke and probably never will (although how work has gone lately, a crack habit might be in order), but I feel the choice to sell or not sell something is up to the store owner/corporate office, NOT THE GOVERNMENT.
What if the psycho shit-eating psycho religious types got a bill passed in your city/state that said “No more birth control shall be sold in pharmacies”? Pharmacists would revolt and riot! Amazing how that double-standard of “its okay to ban something that -I- don’t use/doesn’t apply to me, but god forbid if someone else tries to ban something that I use (even though they don’t)!”
So, when does the point come where what you can-and-cannot stock be decided NOT by your professional judgment but by the lawmakers of your city and state (who are influenced by bribes and ‘incentives)?
Think about that, then let me know if you still think having a city-wide ban on a product is a good idea in the long run.
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