Contraception Journal, published an letter-to-the-editor by Belle Taylor-McGhee, President and CEO, on a study regarding the “accuracy of information given by Los Angeles County pharmacies about emergency contraception to sham patient in need”.
Drug Topics, the Newsmagazine for Pharmacists, featured Pharmacy Forward in their February 2010 issue. Read the whole article.
Pharmacists expand focus on women’s health by Mari Edlin.
The Pacific Institute for Women’s Health (PIWH) joined several allied organizations in support of comprehensive healthcare reform at a rally on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday, December 2nd.
The rally was part of an organized national “Day of Action” to protest restrictions on abortion access in national healthcare reform. Speaking before the crowd, PIWH President and CEO Belle Taylor-McGhee called on the U.S. Senate to reject any measures that would deny abortion coverage in the new healthcare exchange, and to reject any measure that would limit access to persons based on their legal status.
The following are media reports from the rally:
Abortion Rights Advocates Rally Against Amendment To Health Care Reform Bill
KTVU Channel 2 (San Francisco)
Supe Dufty Speaks In Favor Of Abortion Rights At City Hall Rally
KRON Channel 4 (San Francisco)
The Los Angles Times (11/30/09) issued an article about the role of pharmacists, featuring quotes from Kathy Besinque and Jeff Goad. Kathy Besinque is a member of Pharmacy Access Partnership’s Circle of Advisors. Pharmacy Access Partnership (PAP), a center of the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, is also proud to have Kathy as a mentor of Pharmacy Forward, a PAP program and the nation’s first leadership training program for pharmacists around sexual and reproductive health. Additionally, the Los Angles Times article featured Jeff Goad, who PAP collaborated with on our pharmacist administered injectable contraception program.
Pharmacists are a vital, if under-used, part of healthcare
Read more from the series:
Clinical pharmacists can fill in healthcare gaps
Even the most common medications pose threats
The benefits of medication therapy management
Prescription for success: Ask your pharmacist
Reprinted with permission
from The California
“How Can a Pharmacist Help Me?”
Pharmacy Access Partnership Eases the
Contraceptive Communication Gap for Teens
PIWH is proud to announce that the Youth Friendly Pharmacy Initiative has been featured in the Fall issue of Grantee Magazine, a quarterly publication of the California Wellness Foundation.
The article highlights the important of providing youth and young women with culturally relevant and easily accessible reproductive health services in their community, such as their local pharmacy.
Confused about EC Access?
For providers and consumers alike, confusion abounds about the availability of and accessibility to emergency contraception (EC). On April 22, 2009, the FDA decreased its previous age limitation from 18 to 17 and now allows consumers ages 17 and older to purchase Plan B over the counter (OTC).
There are now three FDA approved EC products available in the U.S. These products are “dual-labeled”– they are available by both prescription and OTC with the same restrictions: women 16 years and younger need a prior a prescription from a doctor or clinic and consumers (women and men) 17 and older can get it OTC.
Plan B® One Step (Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) is delivered as one tablet containing 1.5 mg levonorgestrel.
Next Choice™ (Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) is a generic EC delivered in two tablets containing 1.5 mg levonorgestrel.
Plan B® (Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) delivered in two tablets. also contains 1.5 mg levonorgestrel. Teva is no longer manufacturing or shipping Plan B and when existing supplies sell out, it will be replaced by Plan B® One Step.
The Reproductive Health Technologies Project has created a useful chart to compare the three EC products currently sold in the U.S. The chart is available at: www.rhtp.org/documents/PlanB-NextChoice-OneStepChart.pdf.
According to Teva’s report at the American Society for Emergency Contraception meeting in September 2009, current sales for EC products are estimated at about 70,000 units per week, 90% of which is sold OTC. This can be compared with sales of 17,000 units per week before the OTC change.
Although, we are excited that EC sales are up and there are more product options for women, we remain disappointed about the FDA’s continued unnecessary restrictions on young women’s EC access. Pharmacist-initiated prescriptions for EC that are currently available in nine states (AK, CA, HI, MA, ME, WA, VT, NH, NM) continue to be especially crucial to facilitate timely access for younger women, undocumented women, women without proof of age, or those needing a prescription for insurance coverage.
Through our programs, such as the Youth-Friendly Pharmacy Initiative, we will continue to educate about and promote pharmacies as a culturally-relevant access points for teens, women and men for sexual and reproductive health care.
Keep an eye out for another EC product. A new compound has been developed for EC use – ulipristal acetate – and is now commercially available in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, in anticipation of the forthcoming launch throughout the E.U. ellaOne® (HRA Pharma) maintains efficacy for five days after unprotected intercourse. ellaOne’s® safety and tolerability profile has been demonstrated to be comparable to that of levonorgestrel. Submission to the U.S. FDA is underway. In Singapore and Malaysia, HRA Pharma and Hyphens entered into a license and supply agreement to commercialize ella®.
On Friday, Watson Pharmaceuticals received approval to market its Plan B generic, Next Choice, as an OTC product. Now Next Choice is approved for women 16 years of age and younger by prescription and OTC access is approved for women 17 years of age and older. Read Watson’s Press Release.
Watson gets approval for emergency contraceptive
Pharmacy Access Partnership statement on Appeals Court Ruling that WA Pharmacists Must Provide All Medications, including Emergency Contraception
(Los Angeles/ Oakland, CA) – Now that a federal appeals court has ruled that Washington State pharmacists are required to dispense Plan B emergency contraception despite personal objections, more efforts must be advanced to educate pharmacists and the public alike to the benefits of unfettered access to emergency contraception and other family planning methods… Read our Press Statement.
Pharmacists can’t refuse Plan B pill, appeals court says
Los Angeles Times
Ruling requires providing Plan B contraceptive
San Francisco Chronicle
Judges strike broad ban on Wash. Plan B rules
Emergency Contraception: Have We Come Full Circle?
New editorial in Contraception titled Emergency contraception: have we come full circle? analyzes EC’s unique place in the contraceptive method mix; its effectiveness; and the importance of recognizing women’s choices and decisions. Written by PIWH founder Francine Coeytaux, Elisa S. Wells of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and Elizabeth Westley of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception.
Teen Barriers to EC through Pharmacy Access in California
Access to emergency contraception remains a challenge for some teens in California, even if they live near pharmacies with staff who are certified to provide the method without a prescription, according to “Barriers to Adolescents’ Getting Emergency Contraception Through Pharmacy Access in California: Differences by Language and Religion,” by Olivia Sampson et al, published in the Guttmacher Institute’s Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Between 2005-2006 researchers posing as English- and Spanish-speaking teens called pharmacy-access pharmacies in California to assess how easy it is for teens to access EC in a timely manner.
The authors report that only 36% of calls were successful. Calls to pharmacies in rural areas or by Spanish-speaking callers were less likely to be successful than were calls to urban pharmacies or by English speakers. The authors report that language, pharmacists’ availability, pharmacists’ knowledge of and clinical comfort regarding the method, and lack of communication and collaboration between pharmacists and clinicians were barriers to teens’ ability to obtain access to emergency contraception.
They recommend addressing language barriers and improving cultural competency in California pharmacies, in order to improve access to both reproductive health care and health care in general.
Dr. George Tiller
(Los Angeles/Oakland, CA) – The Pacific Institute for Women’s Health extends our most profound condolences to the family and clinician staff of Dr. George Tiller, a tireless advocate that since the 1970’s did not waiver in his valor to provide women and girls with the highest quality of reproductive health care.
Dr. Tiller was assassinated in cold blood yesterday in front of his Wichita, Kansas, church as morning services began. Among the many life saving procedures that Dr Tiller offered women, he was one of the few physicians in the country to provide late-term abortions. He had been continuously targeted by anti-choice advocates and had already survived a previous attempt on his life in 1993 when he was shot in both arms. His staff and patients were routinely harassed and his clinic was recently vandalized. The clinic was also bombed in 1986, although Dr. Tiller was not injured in that incident.
As women’s health advocates we must all stand together to support women and girls – all over the world – who depend on the courage and commitment of doctors, like Dr. Tiller, to give them life-saving reproductive health services. Let it be known, that this act of terrorism will not hinder or stunt our quest for safe and accessible sexual and reproductive health care services.
The Deadly Toll of Abortion in Tanzania
In Tanzania abortion is illegal except in cases where the woman’s life or health is at risk. This has led women and girls to seek the procedure from untrained people and in unsanitary, dangerous locations. In a three-part series, the New York Times examines how botched abortion procedures contribute to maternal mortality in Tanzania.
The Deadly Toll of Abortion by Amateurs in Tanzania
Death in Birth: Where Life’s Start Is a Deadly Risk
After a Devastating Birth Injury, Hope
Court Ruling on Plan B
On March 23, 2009, a federal court ruled that the 2006 FDA decision to limit over-the-counter (OTC) access to Plan B emergency contraception to women over 18 put politics before women’s health. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ordered the FDA to act within 30 days to extend OTC access to 17-year-olds.
Quite pointedly, the U.S. district court exposed the FDA’s 2006 decision for what it truly was – shortsighted and ill-advised.
New and improved female condom approved by FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the FC2 female condom, a lower-cost, second generation product manufactured by the Female Health Company.
The FC2 has the same design, appearance and use as its predecessor the FC1. It is also comparable in its safety and effectiveness. However, it is made of a different material – a synthetic rubber called nitrile – and the new product will sell for about 30% less than the FC1, which retailed between $2.80-$4.00 each.
The FDA approval of the FC2 is significant because the female condom is currently the only method, designed for women’s initiation, to prevent HIV infection and unintended pregnancy.
News Coverage — APRIL 2009 —
Health advocates tout new model of female condom
Picked up by Associated Press, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA Today, Huffington Post and Salt Lake Tribune.
National Survey Shows Pharmacists Want to Provide Birth Control and Help Prevent Pregnancies for 22 million U.S. Women. Read more.
International News: England Pharmacists To Offer Oral Contraception Under Pilot. Read more
Pharmacy Access Partnership is also working on developing a pharmacy access to hormonal contraception pilot in California. See our national survey on women’s interest in pharmacy access to hormonal contraception. Read more
Proposed federal regulations threaten women’s vital reproductive healthcare services. Read more
Marin County Civic Center Volunteers spotlight PAP collaboration with Cio’s Angels. Read more
We’re hiring! See Public Relations Specialist Job Description for details. Position filled October 2008.
STATES Meeting Participants named Pharmacy Access Summer Partners. Read more
May 19, 2008
6th Annual STATES Meeting addresses critical need to make contraception, STI treatment available in pharmacies. Read more
Marin County Department of Health Youth Group Named Pharmacy Access Spring 2008 Partner. Read more
Contraception features Pharmacy Access editorial making the case for pharmacists as key members of healthcare team.
Pharmacy Today Profiles Pharmacy Access Partnership. Read more
Pharmacy Access Partnership Submits Comment to FDA on 3rd, Behind-the-Counter Class of Drugs. Read more
Laura Vargas of Pacific Institute for Women’s Health Honored as December Partner of the Month. Read more
PHI’s Joe Hafey Honored as November Partner of the Month. Read more
Read the latest Partnership paper: Pharmacy Access to EC in Rural & Frontier Communities. Read more
November 2, 2007
Nominate a colleague for the CPhA Jane Boggess Advancement of Pharmacy Practice Award. Learn more about Jane.
September 27, 2007
EC Awareness Bill Introduced in Senate. Read more
Vermont EC Advocates honored as September Partners of the Month for EC pharmacy access efforts.
Contraceptive Technology Update highlights C-Cards, EC OTC status. Read more
August 23, 2007
Read and comment on the Plan B OTC anniversary op-ed in RHRealityCheck.org by Belle Taylor-McGhee.
August 21, 2007
Pharmacy Access Partnership Commemorates 1-Year Anniversary of Plan B OTC. Read more
Critical Legislation Introduced to Protect Community Pharmacies, Statement from Belle Taylor-McGhee. Read more
August 2006–August 2007
A Year in Review: Looking Backward, Moving Forward on Plan B OTC
July 10, 2007
Client Confidentiality Cards Distributed Across California, Soon Nationwide. Read more
Pharmacy Access Partnership Paper on Injectable Contraception access in Pharmacies in Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Read more
California’s Major Pharmacy Chains Honored as Our July Partners of the Month. Read more
June 25, 2007
New American Medical Association Policy Requests EC Availability Signs in Pharmacies. Read more
June 15, 2007
Pharmacy Times highlights Plan B, Client Confidentiality Cards. Read more
June 1, 2007
Pharmacy Access Partnership and the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health are pleased to introduce the Client Confidentiality Card, an innovative new tool to facilitate discreet communication between pharmacy patrons and pharmacists. Women of any age can use the C-Card to request Plan B non-verbally in a crowded pharmacy.
Learn more about the Client Confidentiality Card (PDF-84KB)
Download a copy of the Client Confidentiality Card (PDF-1.1MB)
Place an order for Client Confidentiality Cards (each organization may order up to 100 cards for a charge of $10 for shipping and handling)
Pharmacy Access Partnership Paper on Plan B OTC in Journal of Nursing Law. Read more
Pharmacy Today promotes EC pharmacy access, says Plan B OTC is “not a total solution.” Read more
May 23, 2007
Pharmacy Access Partnership to Host Town Hall Meeting: “Getting EC in LA.” Invitation (PDF-44KB) and Directions (PDF-100KB).
May 23, 2007
CA EC Network Spring Meeting to Convene in LA. Read more
May 15, 2007
Pharmacy Access Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of a survey for national distribution to gain a better understanding of pharmacists’ experiences providing reproductive health services, with a specific focus on providing emergency contraception in an over-the-counter environment. The data provided will help inform future clinical training and program opportunities for pharmacists. Data will be collected through mid-June.
May 10, 2007
ED Belle Taylor-McGhee speaks to KPFK about rising contraceptive costs. Hear more
The story begins at 19 minutes and 30 seconds on the timer.
March 21, 2007
Calling all Californians! CCRF Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day. Read more
March 20, 2007
Participate in the Back Up Your Birth Control Day of Activism! Read more
March 9, 2007
Update on Medi-Cal coverage of Plan B. Read more
March 8, 2007
EC Advocates Push Kroger Pharmacies to Carry Plan B. Read more
March 3, 2007
Empowering Women of Color Conference Focuses on Health and Healing. Read more
March 1, 2007
Pharmacy Access Partner of the Month: Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign. Read more
February 1, 2007
Pharmacy Access Partner of the Month: Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, Lao Family Community Development Program. Read more
February 1, 2007
As of February 1, 2007, New York State will make Plan B OTC available to Medicaid clients without a prescription. Medicaid will continue to cover Plan B obtained via prescription — including for women under 18 years of age. Coverage of Plan B will be limited to 6 courses of therapy in any 12 month period for any Plan B prescription and non-prescription combination. Click here for information for pharmacists and pharmacy staff in New York.
December 15, 2006
December 2006 Contraception features Pharmacy Access Partnership’s national survey on women’s attitudes toward and interest in pharmacy access to hormonal contraception. Read more
December 6, 2006
Planned Parenthood Affiliates Nationwide to Offer Free EC on December 6. Visit www.plannedparenthood.org to find a participating clinic near you.
November 14, 2006
At event to launch Plan B OTC, ED Belle Taylor-McGhee Affirms Commitment to Pharmacist Training, Teen Access. Read more
November 6, 2006
Barr Pharmaceuticals Announces First Shipments of Plan B for OTC Sales. Read more
October 4, 2006
During Pharmacists’ Month, Pharmacy Access Partnership Promotes Growing Trend in Pharmacy-Focused Care. Read more
August 29, 2006
ED Belle Taylor-McGhee Discusses FDA Plan B OTC Decision on KPBS Public Radio. Read more Listen
August 25, 2006
In Oakland Tribune, ED Belle Taylor-McGhee Says EC Pharmacy Access will Benefit CA Teens. Read more
August 24, 2006
ED Belle Taylor-McGhee Says Plan B OTC Access is Long-Overdue Victory. Read more
August 24, 2006
FDA Approves Plan B for Non-Prescription Sale for Women 18 and Older. Read more
August 21, 2006
Bush Supports Restrictions on Minors’ EC Access. Read more
August 18, 2006
Barr Resubmits Plan B OTC Application to FDA. Read more
August 10, 2006
Pharmacy Access Partnership Executive Director Belle Taylor-McGhee Promotes Universal OTC Access to Plan B in Sacramento News & Review Feature. Read more
August 9, 2006
After Meeting with FDA, Barr Labs to Resubmit Plan B OTC Application. Read more
August 2, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Highlights Pharmacy Access Partnership, Women’s Groups’ Pause Over Recent FDA Move on Plan B. Read more
August 1, 2006
Pharmacy Access Partnership Executive Director Belle Taylor-McGhee Says Von Eschenbach Failed to Boost Confidence in FDA During Senate Hearing. Read more
July 31, 2006
FDA Announces Framework to Bring Plan B OTC Within Weeks. Read more
FDA Sends Letter to Duramed Requesting Meeting to Discuss Bringing Plan B OTC. Read more
July 8-10, 2006
California Women’s Press Outlets Profile EC Network. Read More from the Feminist Majority Foundation and Women’s ENews.
July 5, 2006
First-Ever California EC Network Launched. Read more
June 30, 2006
CDC Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine for Girls, Women 11-26. Read more
June 8, 2006
FDA Approves Vaccine That Should Prevent Most Cervical Cancers. Read more
June 5, 2006
Pharmacy Access Partnership hosts its 4th annual meeting: States Take Action Toward EC Services in San Francisco. Read more
Pharmacists Associations respond (PDF-56K) to Obstetrics and Gynecology (PDF-136K).
May 25, 2006
Former FDA Commissioner Excluded Top Agency Officials in Plan B OTC Decision, Depositions Say. Read more
May 23, 2006
Santa Rosa Press Democrat highlights EC pharmacy access efforts in rural Northern California, FDA Delay. Read more
May 14–20, 2006
Pharmacy Access Partnership will be participating in National Women’s Health Week, May 14-20, 2006, by promoting EC pharmacy access in CA. Read more
Belle Taylor-McGhee Reviews Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice in Catholics for a Free Choice’s Conscience Magazine. Read more
April 15, 2006
Reproductive Health Pioneer Felicia Stewart Dies. Read more
April 13, 2006
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens Vetoes EC Pharmacy Access Bill. Read more
March 29, 2006
Vermont becomes 9th state to adopt pharmacy access laws for emergency contraception. Law will become effective July 1, 2006. Read more
March 29, 2006
CCRF Launches ‘A Woman Knows Best’ Framework for Reproductive Rights. Read more
March 27, 2006
Pharmacy Access Partnership’s Belle Taylor-McGhee discusses “The Other Side of Pharmacist Refusal” in SisterSong’s Collective Voices (see page 6). Read more
March 23, 2006
Pharmacy Access Partnership’s BUYBC Day Van Visits San Francisco Bay Area Pharmacies. Read more
See pictures of the BUYBC Day Van in the Bay Area.
March 21, 2006
As part of the Back Up Your Birth Control (BUYBC) Day of Action on March 21, 2006, Pharmacy Access Partnership will be visiting San Francisco Bay Area pharmacies (PDF-20K) to promote awareness of the availability of EC directly at participating pharmacies without an advance prescription and thank pharmacists for their important work. Click here for more information (PDF-40K).
March 20, 2006
Wal-Mart to Begin Dispensing “Morning After” Pill This Week Read more
March 16, 2006
Bush Nominates Von Eschenbach to Head FDA; Clinton, Murray Place Hold on Confirmation Vote. Read more
March 10, 2006
Pharmacy Access Partnership’s Belle Taylor-McGhee discusses “Crossing Political Lines on Contraception” in the Washington Post. Read more
March 4, 2006
Wal-Mart to stock EC in all pharmacies nationwide. Read more
March 3, 2006
Vermont Senate passes EC pharmacy access legislation. Read more
March 1, 2006
Pharmacy Access Partnership launches Re-Granting Program in seven states. Read more
March 1, 2006
Dr. Susan Wood implores FDA independence in Washington Post opinion piece on Plan B. Read more
February 28, 2006
California, Alaska rank highest in state pregnancy prevention efforts. Read more
February 28, 2006
Colorado Assembly Passes EC Pharmacy Access Bill. Read more
February 27, 2006
New York Assembly Passes EC Pharmacy Access Bill. Read more
February 21, 2006
Connecticut Calls on All State Wal-Marts to Stock EC. Read more
February 16, 2006
Maryland Senate Considers EC Pharmacy Access Bill. Read more
February 14, 2006
Following State Orders, Wal-Mart to Stock Plan B in Massachusetts, Possibly Nationwide. Read more
American Society for Emergency Contraception and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception release Winter 2005/2006 EC Newsletter. Read more
January 31, 2006
Colorado introduces first-ever EC pharmacy access legislation. Read more
January 9, 2006
Wall Street Journal: “Morning-After Pill Reshapes Debate Over Abortion.” Read more
December 21, 2005
RFP: Apply for funding for EC access efforts through the STATES Regranting Program. Read more
December 14, 2005
A dynamic group of reproductive health advocates, including Pharmacy Access Partnership’s Belle Taylor-McGhee, successfully advanced and passed the American Public Health Association (APHA) late-breaker resolution (PDF-44K) on pharmacist refusal at the 2005 Annual APHA Meeting in Philadelphia. Read more
December 12, 2005
Pharmacy Access Partnership and Dr. Susan Wood meet with San Francisco Chronicle editorial board on FDA, Plan B. Read more
December 8, 2005
Wisconsin to bring case against FDA over Plan B Delay. Read more
November 29, 2005
Dr. Susan Wood Addresses Pharmacy Access Partnership Gala Event. Read more
November 23, 2005
Dr. Susan Wood to Discuss Plan B, FDA Politics on 60 Minutes. Read more
November 21, 2005
FDA Names Kathleen Uhl as New Director for Office of Women’s Health. Read more
November 15, 2005
In response to GAO Report, Pharmacy Access Partnership demands accountability, action from FDA. Read more
November 14, 2005
GAO Report Calls FDA EC OTC Decision Delay “Unusual.” Read more
Former Director of the FDA Office on Women’s Health Dr. Susan Wood says FDA is “ignoring its process.” Read more
Following GAO Report, House of Representatives Letter Urges HHS Sec. Leavitt to “Renounce the Manipulation of Science.” Read more
November 4, 2005
House introduces bill to make EC OTC if FDA doesn’t decide on Plan B application. Read more
Women’s Enews story on EC in pharmacies at the state level.
November 1, 2005
FDA receives 10,000 comments on EC application for OTC status. Read more
September 23, 2005
Lester Crawford resigned his post as Commissioner of the FDA. Read more
September 16, 2005
Theresa A. Toigo is Appointed Acting Director of FDA’s Office of Women’s Health. Read more
September 15, 2005
Massachusetts becomes 8th state to allow for pharmacy access to EC. Senate and House override governor’s veto.
August 31, 2005
FDA Loses More Credibility with Resignation of Key Official. (PDF-68K)
August 30, 2005
Belle Taylor-McGhee, featured on KPFA public radio, ‘The Morning Show’ about FDA delay. Listen at www.kpfa.org/archives
August 26, 2005
FDA stalls again on decision to increase access to emergency contraception.
FDA Statement (PDF-52K)
Barr Press Release (PDF-24K)
Pharmacy Access Partnership Press Release (PDF-68K)
June 6, 2005
Pharmacy Access Partnership hosts its 3rd annual meeting: States Take Action Toward EC Services in San Francisco. Pharmacy & advocacy participants in 22 states share information and opportunities to promote pharmacy access to EC.
June 2, 2005
Executive Director, Belle Taylor-McGhee addresses CA Conference of Local Health Officers at board meeting. Board votes to increase pharmacy access to EC by 2/3 in CA.
May 2, 2005
EC Prevents Fertilization, not Implantation, Studies Show
May 1 – 31, 2005
Belle Taylor-McGhee on Comcast Local Edition on CNN Headline news at 24- and 54-minutes after every hour in May discussing pharmacy access to EC in California and pharmacist refusal. www.norcalcle.com
April 25, 2005
Pharmacy Access Partnership joins We Stand on Moral Ground ad campaign to promote women’s access to health care including birth control & EC. Ad celebrates anniversary of March for Women’s Lives.
See ad (PDF-128K) »
April 21, 2005
Pharmacy Access Partnership Issues Position on Pharmacist Refusal and EC.
Read statement »
April 20, 2005
Tune into Comcast Local Edition on CNN Headline news at 24- and 54-minutes after every hour in May to see Executive Director, Belle Taylor-McGhee discuss pharmacy access to EC in California and recent controversy over pharmacist refusal.
January 9, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle Publishes Op-Ed on Plan B OTC, Pharmacy Access to EC and Pharmacist Refusal