Nov 16, 2017
Boots 'breaking' morning-after pill promise, say Labour MPs
Boots has been accused of breaking its promise to offer a cheaper brand of morning-after pill in its stores. The company faced outrage in July after telling the British Pregnancy Advisory Service - which had called on Boots to reduce the cost of emergency pill, Levonelle - that making it cheaper could incentivise inappropriate use. Following a backlash, Boots apologised and said it was committed to finding a cheaper alternative, and announced the roll-out of a generic pill costing £15.99. The MPs - led by shadow public health minister Sharon Hodgson - said it was "Difficult to understand" why competitors had offered a cheaper alternative but Boots had not. Boots says it is working with MPs to make emergency contraception free from pharmacies to all women in England to "End the current postcode lottery".
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