Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Wal-Mart Forced To Stock Contraceptive
WOO HOO!! Take that you self-righteous behemoth of cheap Chinese goods & piss poor labor practices! CBSNews: "The state board that oversees pharmacies ordered Wal-Mart on Tues to stock emergency contraception pills at its pharmacies in MA, making the Bay State the 2nd in the nation to require the world's largest retailer to carry the drug. Wal-Mart now carries the pill only in IL, where it is required to do so under state law. The company has said it "chooses not to carry many products for business reasons," but has refused to elaborate. Tue's unanimous decision by the pharmacy board comes 2 wks after 3 women sued the Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant for failing to carry the drug in its 44 Wal-Marts and 4 Sam's Club stores in MA. The women had argued that state policy requires pharmacies to provide all "commonly prescribed medicines."