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CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial

Posted: 11:12 AM, Jul 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-21 17:12:01Z

Drugstore chain CVS is apologizing to an Arizona transgender woman who says she was denied a hormone prescription by a pharmacist.

The company apologized on social media Friday saying the pharmacist is no longer an employee.
    
CVS says it has a history of supporting LGBTQ rights, helping to develop a guide for pharmacy care for gay, lesbian and transgender customers.
    
The apology comes after Hilde Hall shared her experience on the American Civil Liberties Union's website.
    
Hall says a pharmacist in the Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills made her feel humiliated last April.
    
She says she left a complaint with a CVS corporate office several times.
    
CVS says the lack of response was an unintentional oversight.
    
Hall says she hopes CVS will make non-discrimination policies more public.