i went to get my premarin filled which my dr prescribed for hot flashes, and the walgreen's pharmacist was very nice but said he was "required" to ask me if i could be pregnant. The reason for this was that the drug could cause birth defects or miscarriage to a fetus, if there was one.
I answered him because i was afraid he would deny me my medication. I have since been told that if i dont answer the question, i could be denied the medication. I have spent a week contacting walgreen's customer assistance, explaining over and over my protests, and have repeatedly been told the question is to protect ME. The pharmacists told me it was Walgreen's national policy to require this question, however no one from corporate would return my call.
The district manager who most recently called me said it was NJ State law to ask a customer this question. Pharmacists at other drugstores, such as cvs and rite-aid, claim it is not NJ law, and that they do not engage in the practice of asking a woman essentially if she's had sex in the past 9 months and has a uterus.
Reviewer is in unhappy mood. This person stated that there is a room for improvement of being treated like a baby factory. Please immediately contact the author of this review to discuss poor customer service of walgreens prescription refill. Walgreens needs to read this review and look into the issue (if any) according to poster's claims.