Have store policies changed on purchasing emergency contraceptives?

Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 3:29 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The fall out continues following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Now, major pharmacy retailers say there’s been an increase in demand for emergency contraceptives since the ruling.

Stores Rite Aid have started limiting purchases of emergency contraception, with customers only allowed to buy three Plan B pills. CVS also had this policy in place, but recently reversed their decision.

KSLA reached out to Shreveport CVS locations on Youree Drive, Hollywood Avenue, and Market Street to check on their availability before the policy was reversed. Each store says they have the pills in stock.

One pill is included in each Plan B box, with prices varying between $49 and $99. The generic version ranges from $39 to $99.

There are currently no Rite Aid locations open in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

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