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Abortion pills to be sold at select CVS, Walgreens locations

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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Walgreens and CVS pharmacies in select states will begin selling the abortion pill mifepristone as soon as next week, the companies announced Friday.

Both pharmacy chains completed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certification process to dispense mifepristone, which is a drug that blocks the hormone progesterone needed for a pregnancy to continue. It is commonly used to end a pregnancy through ten weeks gestation, according to the FDA.

Walgreens announced the drug will only be available in select locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California and Illinois.

“We are beginning a phased rollout in select locations...

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