Effect Of Roe Vs. Wade Ruling - Pharmacies Ration Contraceptive Pills

  • Major pharmacies like CVS Health Corp CVSWalmart Inc WMT, and Rite Aid Corporation RAD have put a limit on purchases or deliveries of Plan B and other emergency contraceptive pills, writes Wall Street Journal.
  • The move comes as demand for contraceptive pills spiked following the Supreme Court ruling overturning a constitutional right to abortion. These were in short supply or out of stock on major retailer websites.
  • As per the report, CVS and Rite Aid were limiting purchases to three. 
  • Also Read: 3 Women's Health Stocks Are Soaring Following Roe v. Wade Ruling.
  • At Walmart, pills available this week were limited to four or six.
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA, which also had a purchase limit on its website, said that the restriction was an error and would soon be corrected.
  • Several companies make Plan B versions that cost between $10 to more than $50. The cheapest option available from major retailers' websites was a pill for $35.
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