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FDA Allows Pharmacies To Dispense Abortion Pills—What Happens Next?

Posted on AllSides January 5th, 2023
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved a rule change allowing retail pharmacies—from major chains to mail-order companies—across the country to offer abortion pills. Until now, abortion pills could only be dispensed by clinics, doctors and a few mail-order pharmacies.

The change is significant: with the new rule, those in need will be able to access mifepristone, the first of two drugs used in medication abortions, at any brick-and-mortar pharmacy willing to go through the special certification process necessary to stock and dispense the drug to pregnant people with a...

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