Wal­greens de­cides against dis­trib­ut­ing abor­tion pill in some states — re­port

Near­ly two months af­ter the FDA opened the door for cer­tain phar­ma­cies to dis­pense abor­tion pills, Wal­greens has said it will not do so in sev­er­al states where Re­pub­li­can at­tor­neys gen­er­al have op­posed, ac­cord­ing to a Politi­co re­port.

While pa­tients were pre­vi­ous­ly re­quired to ob­tain mifepri­s­tone — a pill used in com­bi­na­tion with an­oth­er med­i­cine to end ear­ly preg­nan­cies — in a med­ical set­ting, the FDA is­sued a pol­i­cy change in Jan­u­ary al­low­ing cer­ti­fied phar­ma­cies to dis­trib­ute it. Wal­greens has ex­pressed in­ter­est in be­com­ing cer­ti­fied. How­ev­er, 20 Re­pub­li­can AGs penned a let­ter urg­ing Wal­greens ex­ec­u­tive VP Danielle Gray against of­fer­ing mifepri­s­tone in their states last month.

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