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Walmart and Plan B (again)

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Here’s a story from a Walmart employee about one of their pharmacies dropping Plan B because one of the staff members objects. They then lie when asked for it and claim it is “out of stock”. This also violates Walmart’s stated policies, but who checks anyway? EC Access Denied: A Wal-mart pharmacy employee needs our […]

SHIFTING TO PLAN B FOR GRACIE PAGE…

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

No, not that Plan B. If Gracie Page had been filling a prescription for that medication, she probably wouldn’t have needed to worry about dosage, if she got her prescription filled at all. But a Wal-Mart pharmacist did fill her prescription and gave her a bump in potency: ten times what the doctor ordered. From […]

DOES WAL-MART EVER HAVE A PLAN B…?

Friday, February 16th, 2007

A month ago I posted about Tashina Byrd and the Wal-Mart pharmacist who laughed in her face when she tried to legally purchase Plan B. Things worked out for Byrd, she got what she needed at another pharmacy, but the story didn’t end there. Byrd is now a rallying point for the National Abortion and […]

“No other pharmacy has even raised the issue.”

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Wal-Mart has a ways to go before its pharmacies guarantee Plan B contraception to any woman who wants it, as the Hartford Courant explains: The dispute began last month, when the state threatened to exclude 31 Wal-Mart and four affiliated Sam’s Club pharmacies from the state’s medical insurance programs for 188,000 state employees, retirees and […]

Wal-Mart to carry Plan B contraception

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

In a major turnaround, Wal-Mart will begin stocking Plan B contraceptives — commonly referred to as the “morning-after pill” — at all of its pharmacies, the company said Friday. “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 […]

IT MUST SUCK TO BE BRENT BEAMS…

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

The Tashina Byrd/Brent Beams meme is spreading across the country and writers are using not a little sarcasm in describing their feelings on the subject. A particularly vitriolic skewering of Beams come from I Blame The Patriarchy: …apparently Wal-Mart pharmacists must still take a loyalty oath to the Fraternal Godbag Order of Male Uterus Proprietors, […]

WAL-MART: BURN IN HELL, SLUT…

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Or words to that effect. If Wal-Mart doesn’t fire this idiot (and the store manager who backed him) I hope this couple sues them back to the stone age. How much does it cost to raise a child these days? They should get that times 100. From The Columbus Dispatch: Women still face obstacles to […]

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…!

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Since the promise wasn’t generating much excitement, Wal Mart figured it might as well try for the real thing and announced at noon that it’s pititful $4 generic drug plan begins immediately instead of in January. (Note to CNN, October To January is three months, not four.) Wal-Mart said it pushed forward its schedule because […]

THE LIVING-WAGE STICK…

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Illinois led the way when it required all pharmacies in the state to fill prescriptions for Plan B, the morning-after Pill. Now Chicago is preparing to take another leap at Big Box retailers by requiring a living wage for all employees. According to the New York Times: Thirty-three of 50 City Council members have signed […]

WAL MART DOES GOOD… NEVER MIND…

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

For a brief moment I was going to stand up for Wal Mart and applaud it’s decision yesterday to stock Plan B in all of its pharmacies. Then I read a comment from reader Samantha and sat back down. I’d been spun again. I hate when that happens. Samantha points us to a story from […]

WAL MART AND CHRISTIAN VALUES…

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

James Lynn and Liza Featherstone have Wal Mart stories to tell. Lynn, a former Global Services Manager, is suing Wal Mart for wrongful discharge. Featherstone is the author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker’s Rights at Wal-Mart. Lynn’s lawyer, Shane Youtz, and Featherstone talked with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez of the […]

Wal-Mart and Women’s rights

Sunday, June 26th, 2005

From Women’s eNews: The political battle over the “morning after pill” is raging, with proposed legislation in 15 states that would protect a pharmacist’s right to refuse to fill prescriptionS on “moral” grounds. Wal-Mart has already laid down its own law. America’s largest retailer and one of its largest pharmacies doesn’t stock emergency contraception at […]