Sally Rafie, PharmD
Sally Rafie, PharmD
Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, APh, NCMP is a pharmacist specialist at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health and an assistant clinical professor at the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She started the Birth Control Pharmacist project ( to help educate pharmacists and other health care professionals about family planning topics such as hormonal contraception, emergency contraception, and youth-friendly pharmacy services. Her advocacy efforts support widespread access to reproductive health services and products, particularly in pharmacies.
Jun 25, 2018 @05:21 PM
Pharmacists can provide preconception care within their scope of practice as part of routine health care to women and men of reproductive potential, regardless of pregnancy intention

Jun 21, 2018 @12:40 PM
To protect more women from unintended pregnancy during the Zika crisis, pharmacists should be fully engaged and enabled to provide much-needed contraceptive services.

Aug 31, 2017 @02:21 AM
More frequent trips to the pharmacy to pick up refills are bad for patients when it comes to birth control. Studies have shown that when patients are given more supplies at a time, they stick to their birth control method for longer and have fewer unintended pregnancies.

Apr 20, 2017 @02:30 AM
On a recent trip to the beautiful country of Iran, I decided to pop into a neighborhood pharmacy.

Feb 28, 2017 @02:22 AM
Colorado has passed legislation authorizing pharmacists to prescribe birth control after obtaining additional training. They are the third state to follow California and Oregon with this statewide authority specific to birth control.

Jan 13, 2017 @01:17 AM
HRA Pharma has partnered with Ibis Reproductive Health to conduct research and submit a new drug application for an OTC progestin-only pill to the FDA.

Nov 17, 2016 @03:23 AM
How green is your pharmacy? Think about how much you and your coworkers are reducing, reusing, and recycling in the pharmacy.

Apr 11, 2016 @06:57 AM
Pharmacists in California can now prescribe and dispense birth control directly to women.

Apr 5, 2016 @03:30 AM
Pharmacists should be aware of the mechanism of action of mifepristone and misoprostol for terminating a pregnancy, among other indications.