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Tue Jun 28, 2022, 09:43 AM

CVS and Rite Aid limiting purchases of emergency contraception

Source: CNN

(CNN)Some large drug store chains are limiting purchases of emergency contraception to three pills per customer, company representatives confirmed to CNN. Due to increased demand, at this time we are limiting purchases of Plan B contraceptive pills to three per customer," Alicja Wojczyk, senior manager of external communications for Rite Aid told CNN in an email.

Though CVS has "ample supply" of Plan B and Aftera -- two types of emergency contraception -- the company is limiting purchases to three per customer "to ensure equitable access and consistent supply on store shelves," Matt Blanchette, senior manager of retail communications at CVS Pharmacy told CNN in an email.

Emergency contraception reduces the chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Common situations when it is used include after forgetting to take several birth control pills or when a condom breaks or falls off. The purchasing limits for emergency contraception come after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. Several states immediately moved to effectively prohibit abortions.

"Using (emergency contraception) does not cause an abortion. An abortion ends an existing pregnancy. EC prevents pregnancy from occurring. EC must be used soon after unprotected sexual intercourse to be effective. It does not work if pregnancy has already occurred," ACOG said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/28/health/emergency-contraception-purchase-limit-plan-b/index.html



Heard this on the radio early this morning. I think the story I heard may have included Walmart too...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 09:49 AM

1. Are they worried about running out?.......

Or, expecting the 6 fucked up justices to also ban all contraceptions.

Sorry loppy, if so, women all over the country will still find a way. The fight against women will backfire.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 09:53 AM

2. They're trying to prevent people from taking all the supplies and

reselling them on Amazon at a much higher price.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 09:53 AM

3. I can see someone buying as much as they can & then reselling it at huge markups.

You can always count on scum to rise to the occasion.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:08 AM

7. I am afraid so.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:32 AM

9. Probably so there's enough supply, and to stop price gougers.

Iíve heard advice to women that they should have morning after pills on hand now.

Plus, when this kind of event happens, people buy up the supply and then resell it at ridiculous prices.

This will backfire big time. Itís clear that Alito, et. al. were more concerned with scoring religious points than they were about all the unintended consequences theyíre setting loose.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 11:27 AM

16. Look what happened in March 2020

Selfish assholes bought everything and hoarded it and sold it at insane markups -- soap, wipes, rubbing alcohol, TP, formula, meat, batteries, etc.

People suck.

Good for them.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 09:58 AM

4. I think

they are concerned about people who donít need them buying them and trying to resell them at a higher price. Or it could be anti-choice want to buy them up so people that need them wonít be able to find them at their local drug store. I think itís understandable why they are limiting the purchase.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:04 AM

5. Plan B is a generic drug. We need to funnel people to Mark Cuban's Cost Plus Drug Company.

Cost Plus Drugs is selling emergency contraceptive pills at $6 per dose, which is about $40 less than someone would pay at CVS or other retail pharmacies.

It's immoral that retailers are charging so much for something that is generic. But not surprising.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:14 AM

8. Thank you, Mark Cuban. Nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:07 AM

6. I think they are trying to control hoarding, and worse, people buying them in

bulk to sell them at black market prices


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:36 AM

10. And since everything's computerized, you can't just go from store to store.

Well, I suppose if you paid cash you might.

Classic hording pattern, which is really unnecessary in this case because it's not production that is falling, nor will actual usage increase, but it's artificial demand.

"Artificial" stipulating, of course, that the government in future does not prohibit the manufacture of the pills.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:43 AM

11. Plan B is on the shelf at Kroger. I don't know

if purchases are tracked.

That may be a state-by-state thing.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:46 AM

12. You buy something at a store, the purchase goes into their data banks.

My grocery "remembers" stuff I bought once years ago.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:50 AM

13. Not if you pay cash.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:57 AM

14. If you use a shopper's card, that's how they track you,

At least thatís what Kroger does. I rarely use a credit card. Every month, though, I get a mailing of coupons for stuff that Iíve bought over about the past two or three months.

I assume the store pharmacy asks for the card, and I know CVS does in its pharmacy department.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 11:16 AM

15. As I noted. n/t

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Response to Politicub (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 01:38 PM

17. My credit cards give me a 2% to 5% cashback when I use them.

I think they do that so they can sell to someone a list of what I buy. We both win.

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