CVS to remove purchase limit on Plan B pills, says sales have ‘returned to normal’

CVS is eradicating the acquisition restrict it had placed on emergency contraceptive drugs following final week’s Supreme Courtroom ruling, the chain mentioned Tuesday.

The reversal comes as gross sales have dipped again to regular ranges and will likely be made each in shops and on-line over the subsequent 24 hours, CVS mentioned.

The restrict on the emergency contraceptives, generally often called morning after drugs and offered beneath names together with Plan B, had gone into impact on Saturday. It prevented prospects from shopping for greater than three at a time to “guarantee equitable entry,” the drug retailer chain mentioned earlier. The cap was put in place after the chain mentioned it skilled a “sharp improve” in gross sales of the drugs following the Supreme Courtroom’s Friday choice to overturn the landmark ruling that had constitutionally protected the correct to abortion for practically 50 years.

As of late Tuesday, a purchase order restrict of three was nonetheless in place on-line for each Plan B One Step and Aftera on the chain’s website.

A restrict on emergency contraceptives was additionally in place at Amazon, the corporate confirmed to CNBC. A Walmart consultant mentioned Tuesday that most of the chain’s merchandise have on-line buy limits in place which will change “throughout occasions of fluctuating demand.” Walgreens doesn’t have a purchase order restrict in place for emergency contraceptives, a consultant mentioned Monday.

Emergency contraceptive drugs are completely different from medicine abortion, or abortion drugs, which require a prescription and contain taking two completely different drugs inside 10 weeks of being pregnant, in line with the Kaiser Household Basis.

–CNBC’s Melissa Repko and Annie Palmer contributed to this report.

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