Why the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association is so worried about Trump’s FDA rule

Why the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association is so worried about Trump’s FDA rule

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on Why the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association is so worried about Trump’s FDA rule By admin

A group of Pennsylvania pharmacist groups is urging the Trump administration to withdraw the draft rule that would allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives, even in cases where the drugs are unsafe.

The American Pharmacists Association said Monday it is calling on the FDA to rescind the rule, which would allow women to get birth control pills if they’re married and don’t have children.

Pharmacy groups are increasingly worried about the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back access to birth control and abortion, including its push to limit access to abortion care and its recent rollback of federal funds for community health centers and abortion providers.

“The rules are bad, and I think it’s going to be bad for a lot of people,” said Dr. Jennifer Smith, a Pennsylvania resident who is president of the Association of Pennsylvania Pharmacists.

“But it’s also really important that we continue to protect women’s access to the drugs they need and keep people safe.”

Smith said that as a physician she knows firsthand the value of contraception and the ability of women to manage their bodies and families.

Her concerns stem from concerns that the rule would open women to unnecessary and dangerous side effects, including an increased risk of pregnancy and stillbirth, Smith said.

But the rules have drawn widespread criticism from religious conservatives, who say they are a threat to the religious liberty of women and their employers.

A draft rule published last month would allow the prescribing of birth control to anyone who is 18 or older and who is a full-time student or employee, as long as it’s not medically necessary.

The rule would also allow pharmacist to prescribe the pill to a woman who’s not married and who has a child under the age of 18.

The new rules would also let pharmacists make prescriptions for any other drug the pharmacy considers necessary, such as insulin.

Proponents of the rule say they’re designed to provide women with access to contraception and that it won’t violate their religious beliefs, which they consider to be the most important aspect of medicine.

The proposed rules would make it easier for pharmacists who are religious to prescribe birth control.

But many women are concerned about what the rules could mean for their health.

Smith’s group says pharmacists are already using their religious authority to prescribe contraception to women who are married or in other settings.

There’s been a spike in the number of pharmacists taking a contraceptive prescription this year, she said.

That includes women who were previously prescribed it in a private setting, Smith pointed out.

It’s a very small number of people that have had their contraceptive prescriptions taken away.

It’s a pretty small percentage of people, she added.

Women who use birth control are often afraid to use a pharmacy because they don’t want to lose their job, Smith added.

And because they have to worry about their employers, who may not be so supportive, they might not want to use pharmacies.

I have to be a part of my job, to be able to prescribe my medicine, Smith continued.

While the proposed rule would allow a pharmacist to prescribe a contraceptive, the rules would not allow pharmacicians to make prescriptions or charge for the drugs.

Smith said she worries about what would happen if pharmacists were allowed to charge for a pill that is just prescribed to women, even if the pills aren’t medically necessary for women.

If the new rules are rescinded, women would be allowed to take a pill on the doctor’s prescription for any reason they wanted, Smith explained.

And pharmacists would be able sell a pill for a reasonable price, she explained.

When pharmacists take their pills, they’re using the drugs under a doctor’s supervision.

They’re not taking them from a pharmacy.

So it’s their prescription, and they’re taking it as directed by a physician, Smith told MSNBC.

So it’s really important to me that we protect women.

That’s what I’m most concerned about, Smith insisted.

On the other hand, the Trump rule is really a huge step back for women in Pennsylvania, said Beth Mott, a pharmacy association spokeswoman.

The proposal would allow doctors to prescribe prescription contraceptives in the absence of a doctor prescription.

And doctors are already doing that in many instances.

That means that they are not going to charge women for the medication they are using, Mott said.

And the proposed rules are really going to limit women’s choices about how they use their pills.

Mott said the pharmacist group is also worried about whether the rules will protect women and families from dangerous side-effects.

In a statement, the pharmaceutical industry’s trade association said the rule is needed to ensure access to safe, effective contraception.

Withdrawing the rule from the draft rules could potentially lead to a large spike in women using birth control, which can lead to an increased chance of pregnancy or stillbirth or death, Motsaid.

That could cause women to