Pharmacists should fill prescriptions for legally prescribed drugs, even if they have religious objections, say 76% of the 824 physicians surveyed over the weekend by New Jersey-based HCD Research. The company's co-founder and managing partner, Glenn Kessler, said the survey was prompted by news that the Wisconsin Assembly had passed a bill that would prohibit health centers in the University of Wisconsin System from advertising, prescribing or dispensing emergency contraception. The bill is now before the state Senate.
When asked about the legislation, 81.6% of physicians said they disagreed with it and 18.4% said they agreed with it. Kessler said the physician poll essentially mirrors a similar poll HCD conducted assessing the opinion of the general public.