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US CVS pharmacies limit morning-after pill purchases to avoid shortage

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New York (AFP) – The US drugstore chain CVS said on Monday that it had temporarily limited purchases of the morning-after pill to three boxes per transaction, in order to avoid a shortage following a recent US Supreme Court verdict that revoked the constitutional right to abortion. In a statement, the company said it had “ample supply” of Plan B and Aftera, two products intended to be taken by women to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if a birth control method fails. The drugs — commonly known as morning-after pills — are distinct from abortion drugs, which terminate pregnancies. T…

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