Facebook complaint fuels controversy over pharmacists’ authority

Published 8:30 pm Thursday, April 16, 2015

In a widely shared Facebook post, Brittany Cartrett describes how a Wal-Mart pharmacy in Milledgeville refused to fill her prescription for a drug called misoprostol. The medicine is often taken alongside the drug mifepristone, known as the abortion pill.

Cartrett, who miscarried six weeks into her pregnancy, planned to use the drug as a less invasive alternative to a surgical procedure to end the pregnancy, she wrote. Cartrett reported that the pharmacist told her there was no valid reason for her to take the drug.