Amazon restricts Plan B purchases after peak demand

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Amazon is limiting customers to three units of emergency contraceptive pills per week in response to a spike in demand after the Supreme Court ended federal abortion rights, the company said CNBC

Other retailers also restrict the purchase of drugs such as Plan B and Aftera – CVS and Rite Aid are also limit customers up to three pills per customer. The companies say there’s plenty of stock of the drugs, but they’re trying to keep them on the shelves consistently. The drugs, often referred to as the morning-after pill, can prevent pregnancy if taken after unprotected sex.

On the Amazon website, users can use up to a amount of three for Plan B. But as of publication, the website shows an option to select up to 30 units or My Choice, another brand of emergency contraception.

In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wadepeople told The New York Times that they were stocking the morning after pill. “I’m doing this because abortion won’t be available now, and I’m afraid this kind of birth control won’t be available anytime soon,” Chrissy Bowen, who lives in Texas, told The New York Times

These pills have a long shelf life. For example, Plan B is good for four years if properly stored in a cool and dry environment.

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