CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription

ACLU of Arizona

ACLU of Arizona

CVS has apologized after a pharmacist at one of its Arizona locations refused to fulfill a hormone therapy prescription for a transgender woman.

"I left my doctor's office elated", she wrote in the blog post.

After departing the store, Hall called the CVS customer service line twice to no avail, she said.

Hall then transferred all of her prescriptions to that Walgreens "so that I never again have to see the pharmacist who discriminated against me", she wrote.

"Embarrassed and distressed, I almost started crying in the middle of the store", she wrote.

Hall had received three prescriptions April 24 from her doctor, who specializes in hormone therapy, she said.

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CVS says it has a history of supporting LGBTQ rights, helping to develop a guide for pharmacy care for gay, lesbian and transgender customers. "I just froze and worked on holding back the tears".

The incident was reported shortly after another Arizona woman said a Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill a prescription for a miscarriage drug, citing his "moral objection". On Thursday, Hall said she made a decision to file a complaint to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy saying something needed to be done.

CVS released a statement in response to Hall's complaints, apologizing for her experience at one of their stores, and adding that they should have immediately and effectively followed up with her initial complaints. The conduct of the pharmacist, who is no longer employed by CVS, violated company policies and does not reflect our values or our commitment to inclusion, nondiscrimination and the delivery of outstanding patient care.

Pop culture junkie. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever". The woman's doctor had told her the pregnancy was unviable, and another Walgreens filled her prescription. The pharmacist still refused to fill the prescription without giving a reason.

"After years of working to affirm my identity in a world where transgender people are questioned constantly about how well they know themselves, the pharmacist refused to fill one of the prescriptions needed to affirm my identity".

"CVS Health extends its honest apologies to Ms. Hall for her experience at our pharmacy in Fountain Hills, Arizona last spring", the statement reads.

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Arizona has a law allowing pharmacists to object to providing abortion medication or emergency contraception if it interferes with their religious beliefs.

DeAngelo confirmed that the employee no longer works for CVS.

"We also apologize for not appropriately following up on Ms. Hall's original complaint to CVS, which was due to an unintentional oversight, " the company said in its statement.

In April, the Trump administration said it planned to roll back a rule issued under former president Barack Obama that prevents doctors and hospitals from discriminating against transgender people.

"Through training and written policies, the company needs to make it clear to their employees - especially their pharmacists - that transgender customers deserve respect", she wrote.

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