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  • Justice for Danny

    How a small town pharmacist caught his son's killer - and then took down the most notorious pill mill doctor in New Orleans historyAmong the Christmas ornaments, Mardi Gras costumes and crawfish boiling equipment in Dan Schneider's attic, a stack of cardboard boxes stands out. They bear handwritten labels scrawled with a black Sharpie: "Danny Murder Investigation," "Tunnel of Hope," "Dr. Cleggett WWEP." Schneider seldom opens them anymore. His wife wishes he would throw them away. But he insists on keeping them around. "I ain't never getting rid of this stuff," he says. Those dozen boxes archive a pivotal period...
  • Pharmacists Required to Sell Abortion-Inducing Drugs Appeal to Supreme Court

    01/05/2016 1:04:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/05/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A group of pharmacists appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to receive religious liberty protection from a Washington state law mandating that they sell drugs that could cause an abortion. Ralph's Thriftway, Rhonda Mesler, and Margo Thelen have argued in a writ of certiorari filed Monday that a Washington law removing conscience protections for pharmacists violates their religious freedom. "Governments may not pass laws that target religious conduct for negative treatment while exempting the same conduct when done for nonreligious reasons," reads the writ of certiorari. "When a pharmacy chooses not to sell a drug, it is...
  • Why Black Women Still Have Not Recovered From the Recession

    07/01/2015 11:33:18 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7-1-2015 | J. WESTON PHIPPEN
    For Black women, education makes the least difference in earning potential, among other factors. Angie Stackhouse worked as a pharmacist, a loan officer, as a volunteer at homeless organizations and mostly as an electrician in Maryland, making $12.50 an hour. She's worked since she was 14. When the recession took her career seven years ago, she knew she'd find another one. Except, the only work available paid minimum wage. At 47-years-old, in 2010, Stackhouse enrolled in school to reinvent herself. "I'll definitely get a job," she recalls thinking, "because I'll have a degree." That was around the time President Obama...
  • MI: Pharmacist Fired for Self Defense Loses Appeal

    09/24/2014 6:34:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeremy Hoven is a pharmacist who worked at Walgreens in Benton Township, Michigan.   He had complained about security at the store after a robbery in 2007, and had obtained a concealed carry permit.   In 2011, at 4:30 a.m. on May 8th, he defended himself against armed robbers who had entered the store, taken a manager hostage, and who had tried to shoot him.   It was all captured on a dramatic video.   Link to Video  Halfway down article A local police Lt. said that he would have done the same thing.  From Township police Lt. Delman Lange, after...
  • Pharmacist's Intuition Saves Customer's Life

    05/10/2014 4:58:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, May 9, 2014 | Matt Rascon
    The supermarket pharmacist grew concerned when a customer hadn't picked up his prescriptionPharmacy employee John Robertson is being hailed as a hero after saving a customer's life. When a customer failed to pick up his prescription, Robertson got worried and, with the help of deputies, went to check on the man at his home. Turns out, the man was injured and had been lying on his bathroom floor for up to two days. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports. A Ramona senior citizen who spent up to two days on his bathroom floor is alive thanks to one astute pharmacist. Just...
  • Pharmacist fired for refusing to dispense ‘morning-after’ pill sues for religious discrimination

    02/13/2014 11:58:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    NASHVILLE, TN, February 13, 2013 ( – A Tennessee pharmacist who was fired for refusing to dispense the so-called “morning-after pill,” Plan B, has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging religious discrimination by his former employers. Dr. Philip Hall was fired in September after six years of employment with the Walgreens chain of drugstores. During those six years, Hall says he had received nothing but positive reviews from his employers, despite the fact that his Baptist beliefs prevented him from dispensing abortifacient drugs like Plan B. Because federal and state laws and Walgreens corporate policy all make allowance for...
  • AR:Suspected Armed Robber Shot and Killed by Pharmacist

    10/21/2013 5:54:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 18 October, 2013 | NA
    The pharmacist initially retreated, but when he could retreat no longer, he pulled his own concealed weapon and shot and killed the masked gunman. Police say the pharmacist is a concealed-carry permit holder.
  • O.C. Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Sending Funds to Terrorists

    03/30/2013 12:40:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    LOS ANGELES TIMES ^ | March 29, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | by Victoria Kim
    Snippet: "An Orange County pharmacist who admitted to wiring $2,050 to Pakistan to be used to fund terrorist activities was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison."
  • Fired for pulling gun on robbers, pharmacist sues

    09/13/2011 6:41:56 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 09/12/11 | Scott Stump
    After the hair-raising confrontation that was captured on surveillance video, Jeremy Hovan’s employer rewarded him with a pink slip. Now, Hovan is fighting back, filing a federal lawsuit against Walgreens for wrongful termination. “No life was lost, no life was harmed, and nothing was stolen,’’ Hovan’s lawyer, Dan Swanson, told NBC News. “So in that context, I think he was a hero. He was exercising his reasonable right of self-defense in the face of a gunman who attempted to pull a trigger three times and shoot him. Presumably, shoot him dead.’’
  • Self-defense or murder? Pharmacist who shot 16-year-old trying to rob his shop gets life sentence

    05/30/2011 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 106 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    (VIDEO AT LINK) A controversial decision to send a pharmacist to jail for life for shooting dead a young man who tried to rob his store has caused a storm of protest. Jerome Ersland was given a life sentence for the first-degree murder of 16-year-old Antwun Parker at an Oklahoma court last week. The 59-year-old pharmacist shot the youngster six times during an attempted armed robbery in 2009, leading jurors to decide he had acted beyond the limits of self defence. Thousands in the area have, however, reacted furiously to the decision, insisting Mr Ersland had simply acted to protect...
  • Oklahoma City pharmacist found guilty of murder

    05/27/2011 6:58:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 111 replies
    An emotional jury Thursday decided pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland was guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a masked robber two years ago inside an Oklahoma City drugstore. Jurors chose life in prison as punishment.
  • Oklahomans Outraged Over Ersland Conviction

    05/27/2011 6:21:20 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 89 replies ^ | May 27, 2011 | N/A
    Oklahomans Outraged Over Ersland Conviction Residents Ask Gov. Mary Fallin To Pardon Jerome Ersland POSTED: 5:51 pm CDT May 27, 2011 UPDATED: 6:07 pm CDT May 27, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY -- Some Oklahomans are outraged over the conviction of pharmacist Jerome Ersland, and they are turning to social media to voice their opinions. A jury found Ersland guilty of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Antwun Parker, sparking a backlash of citizens outraged with the verdict. Dozens of calls have been made to Gov. Mary Fallin's office along with messages posted on the governor's Facebook wall, asking...
  • Feds: Sudbury man planned terror attacks on malls

    10/21/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies · 2,831+ views
    My Fox Boston ^ | 10/21/09 | Mike Levine
    BOSTON - A pharmacy college graduate conspired with two other men on a terror plot to kill two prominent U.S. politicians and carry out a holy war by attacking shoppers in U.S. malls and American troops in Iraq, prosecutors said Wednesday. But their plans — in which the men used code words like "peanut butter and jelly" for fighting in Somalia and "culinary school" for terrorist camps — were thwarted in part when they could not find training and were unable to buy automatic weapons, authorities said. Tarek Mehanna worked with the men from 2001 to May 2008 on the...
  • Pharmacist Accused of Killing Robber Makes Bail, Can't Carry Guns

    05/29/2009 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 203 replies · 2,557+ views
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A pharmacist accused of pumping six bullets into a teenager during a robbery attempt was released on bail Thursday in a case that is stoking debate about self-defense rights. Jerome Ersland, 57, was released from Oklahoma County Jail on $100,000 bond. A condition of his release is that he have no access to guns.
  • Orlando mom forgives pharmacist who shot her son

    04/25/2009 8:14:31 AM PDT · by inflorida · 62 replies · 2,060+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 04/25/2009 | Willoughby Mariano
    Her son lay dead in his casket. Marija Vukomanovic held fast to her faith. The pastor told mourners about Lazarus, who rose from the dead. The mother knelt and reached for her boy. "I believed in the miracle, so I touched his heart," Vukomanovic said. Nothing happened. Mario Vukomanovic, 23, war refugee, star student and drug addict, was gone, shot dead as he tried to rob a south Orange County pharmacy April 1 at gunpoint. Orange County deputies said the shooting was self-defense. "But now I have another miracle," the mother said in an interview this week. She forgave the...
  • Orange Blossom Trail pharmacist kills armed robber

    04/03/2009 5:40:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 914+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1 April, 2009 | Susan Jacobson
    <p>A pharmacist shot an armed robber dead Tuesday at a drugstore off South Orange Blossom Trail, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.</p> <p>It was at least the fourth time this year that a robber was killed at a Central Florida business and was the second drugstore holdup that ended in death. The shooting happened about 5:15 p.m. at JR Pharmacy, 2160 Whispering Lakes Blvd. The man came into the shop with a handgun and, after a brief confrontation, was shot to death, sheriff's spokesman Jim Solomons said.</p>
  • Mother is denied pill by Muslim pharmacist

    10/05/2008 12:12:12 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 177 replies · 2,414+ views ^ | 03 Oct 2008 | Paul Stokes
    A woman was refused the "morning-after pill" by a supermarket's duty pharmacist because it was against his religious beliefs. Ruth Johnson, 33, who has two children, including a month-old baby, had not been using her usual method of contraception with her fiancée. She went to the Tesco dispensary in Hewitts Circus, Cleethorpes, Lincs, and asked an as assistant for the pill Levanelle. Miss Johnson was told it could only be dispensed by the locum pharmacist who was called to speak with her. She said: "He came out from behind a screen and told me that he would not be allowing...
  • Robbery thwarted by pharmacist with gun

    09/04/2008 11:48:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Danville news ^ | 2 September, 2008 | Staff
    The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who attempted to rob Harder’s Pharmacy in Bassett on Saturday morning. A white male, with his face partially covered, entered the store on Fairystone Park Highway at about 10 a.m. and demanded that the pharmacist give him all the OxyContin and pain pills in the store, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The pharmacist pulled a handgun and the would-be robber ran out of the store and got into the passenger seat of a vehicle parked across the street, authorities said. The driver then pulled out and...
  • Poll: Should pharmacists have the right to not give the morning after pill if they morally object?

    10/15/2007 7:41:49 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 125 replies · 171+ views
    The State Journal Register ^ | October 15, 2007 | Dean Olsen
    The story is on top and the poll is on the bottom
  • Poll Shows US Public Support for Pharmacist's Conscience Clause

    07/20/2007 3:45:23 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 312+ views ^ | July 19, 2007 |
    Poll Shows US Public Support for Pharmacist's Conscience Clause July 19, 2007 ( - Most American adults would favor a "conscience clause" allowing pharmacists to avoid dispensing drugs if the use of those drugs violates their religious or ethical beliefs. A survey by Baraga Interactive found that 65% of respondents supported the right of a pharmacist to decline a prescription order for moral reasons. The survey of 1,249 adults confirmed a Medscape study in 2005 in which a similar proporation of US respondents-- 69% --supported pharmacists' rights of conscience. Pharmacists who object to the use of drugs such as the...