The Morning After: Pharmacies Limit Purchases of Plan B Pill

Pharmacies Limit Purchases of Plan B Pill
Pharmacies Limit Purchases of Plan B Pill

Following last week’s Supreme Court ruling, CVS is removing the purchase limit it had placed on emergency contraceptive pills, the chain announced Tuesday.

The shift comes as sales have went back to normal levels and will be made in stores and online over the next 24 hours, according to CVS.

The restriction on emergency contraceptives, also known as morning after pills and sold under brand names such as Plan B, went into effect on Saturday.

The drug store chain previously stated that it prohibited customers from purchasing more than three items at a time in order to “ensure equitable access.”

The limit was imposed after the chain reported a “sharp increase” in pill sales following the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the landmark decision that had guaranteed by the constitution the right to abortion for nearly half a century.

As of late Tuesday, both Plan B One Step and Aftera had a three-item online purchase limit.

Amazon has a limit on emergency contraceptives, CNBC reported. Many of Walmart’s products have online purchase constraints that may shift “during fluctuating demand,” a representative said. Walgreens doesn’t constrain emergency contraceptive purchases, a representative said.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, emergency contraceptive pills are different from abortion pills, which require a prescription and involve taking two pills within 10 weeks of pregnancy.

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