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FDA widens availability of abortion pills to all retail pharmacies

Posted On: Jan. 4, 2023 9:49 AM CST

Retail pharmacies will be allowed to offer abortion pills with a doctor’s prescription under a regulatory change made Jan. 3 by the Food and Drug Administration, reports The New York Times. Until now, mifepristone — the first pill used in the two-drug medication abortion regimen — could be dispensed only by a few mail-order pharmacies or by specially certified doctors or clinics.