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Local pharmacies not putting new birth control law into practice
Orange County Register

A new law is supposed to make it easier for women in California to get birth control, as it can now be dispensed directly by pharmacists without a doctor’s prescription.

But good luck finding a pharmacy taking advantage of the new rule.

All dozen local independent pharmacies contacted Monday by the Register have yet to put the law into practice, even though it went into effect April 1. Some said they intend to begin directly dispensing birth control, but haven’t started because each pharmacist must first be certified.