"While it is understood that pharmacists have the duty not to fill a prescription that they feel is not valid, this right does not empower them to diagnose patients' conditions from behind the counter or disparage their prescribing physician," the statement said. "There is no legitimate reason to deny a patient their medications when the patient presents a valid, verifiable and properly executed prescription issued by a duly licensed physician (licensed by both the State of Florida and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration) along with photo identification."
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