CVS lifts purchase limit on contraceptive pills

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS announced on Tuesday that it is removing the purchase limit it had put on emergency contraceptive pills following last week’s Supreme Court ruling.

The reversal comes as sales have dipped back to normal levels and will be made both in stores and online over the next 24 hours, CVS said.

The limit on the emergency contraceptives, commonly known as morning after pills and sold under names including Plan B, had gone into effect on Saturday. It prevented customers from buying more than three at a time to “ensure equitable access,” the drug store chain said earlier. The cap was put in place after the chain said it experienced a “sharp increase” in sales of the pills following the Supreme Court’s Friday decision to overturn the landmark ruling that had constitutionally protected the right to abortion for nearly 50 years.


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