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Abortion meds can now be sold in drugstores. Here’s why that’s so important.

Posted on AllSides March 6th, 2024
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Abortion, Healthcare, Medicine, Pharmacies
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On March 1, the New York Times reported that over the following few weeks, some retail pharmacies owned by Walgreens and CVS will begin dispensing mifepristone, a key drug used in medication abortions.

It’s a big change: Before the pandemic, people could only obtain the drug in-person at the office or clinic of the health care provider who prescribed it. But in 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed that in-person dispensing requirement, opening the door to getting abortion medications through the mail — an important second option for people seeking an abortion. At the same time, the agency said...

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https://www.vox.com/even-better/2024/3/5/24091215/mifepristone-abortion-cvs-walgreens-drugstores-retail-pharmacies-prescribers

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