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Jacksonville residents, businuesses weigh in on PlanB changes

10:23 PM, Jun 12, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The back and forth over the access to the morning-after pill came to an end Monday, as the Department of Justice said it will comply with an April ruling to allow girls and women of all ages to buy the PlanB pill.

"I think it's a breakthrough idea because we do need more care for women than what we have been getting for a very long time," said Jacksonville resident Carol Vogel.

But one local pharmacist said he's not adopting the changes until he sees something in writing.

Bill Carter has been a pharmacist for more than 60 years and has decided he wants to see the new rules governing PlanB from the Food and Drug Administration before he sells his medication to someone under the age of 17.

"They're just talking back and forth. One wants to do one thing, one wants to do the other like a couple of children," said Bill Carter, of Carters Ortega Pharmacy.

But some locals think the conversation should continue and include the opinion of concerned parents.

"I think the parents should be involved with their children they need to know what they're taking and I don't think it's a good idea," said Jacksonville resident Rose Corder.

There is one independent pharmacy that doesn't sell Plan B, Preston Pharmacy, because of personal reason but when First Coast News asked to get their thoughts on camera they didn't want to get caught in the middle of the debate.

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