CVS limits purchases of Plan B tablets to ensure stable supply

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CVS is limiting the amount of emergency contraceptives commonly known as “the next morning pill” and “Plan B” that people can buy on its website and in their stores following last week’s incident. Supreme Court ruling.

The pharmacy chain said in a statement that it has enough pills online and in stores, but wants to ensure “equal access and a consistent supply on store shelves.” The move comes after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned a landmark ruling that had protected abortion as a constitutional right for nearly 50 years.

CVS Health said it has begun capping purchases of Plan B and Aftera, which cost $49.99 and $39.99 respectively, to three per order on Saturday.

walgreens the company has no restrictions on buying emergency contraceptives, a spokesman for the network said on Monday. A Walmart spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Wall Street Journal reported restrictions on sales of pills by retailers earlier on Monday.

Emergency contraceptive pills are often sold under the brand name Plan B and can be purchased over-the-counter or over-the-counter. without ID or prescription. They work by preventing ovulation or preventing a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus, and are taken a few days after unprotected sex or after birth control has failed.

Pills are different from medical abortion, or abortion pillswhich require a prescription and involve taking two different pills during 10 weeks of pregnancy. Kaiser Family Foundation.

In the days since the latest Supreme Court ruling, many people have taken to social media to urge people to stock up on birth control pills. Others said potential shortages could impact those most in need and urged people to instead fund organizations that help distribute the pills to keep them affordable.

— Melissa Repko of CNBC contributed to this report.