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CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial

PHOENIX — 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 nondiscrimination policies more public.


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