OLYMPIA, Wash. — An independent supermarket operator here is suing the state of Washington over a requirement to carry and dispense any valid prescription, a rule that is primarily aimed at emergency contraceptives. The lawsuit was filed in federal court at the end of last month by Stormans, the owner of Ralph's Thriftway, in dispute of a state rule that went into effect July 26. The rule puts pharmacies in charge of ensuring that customers get their prescriptions filled. If an individual ...

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