Jan 29, 2018

Boots rolls out cheaper morning-after pill across UK

Boots says it now stocks a cheaper morning-after pill in all of its UK stores, three months after failing to meet its initial target of doing so. Boots said it had wanted there to be a "Sufficient and sustainable supply" across the UK. The morning-after pill can be taken in the days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service had raised concerns that the cost of the pill was too high in Boots and other pharmacies. In July, the branded progestogen-based drug was being sold at Boots for £28.25, and its non-branded alternative was only £1.50 cheaper. Boots had pledged to stock the cheaper drug after it was criticised for its initial stance of saying that cutting prices could incentivise the use of morning-after pills.

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