CVS, Walmart limit sales of Plan B 'morning after' pill following abortion ruling - WSJ

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  • CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) are limiting sales of the Plan B emergency contraception pill in the wake of a surge in demand following Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • CVS (CVS) is limiting purchases to three pills, while Walmart to four or six.
  • The newspaper reported that Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) is not placing limits.
  • Plan B was marketed by Teva Pharmaceutical industries (TEVA) until 2017, when it was sold along with generic versions of the product to privately held Foundation Consumer Healthcare for $675M.
  • There are many generic versions of Plan B, available over the counter, that contain its active ingredient, levonorgestrel 1.5mg.
  • Another emergency contraceptive pill, ella, contains ulipristal acetate and is sold by Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) division HRA Healthcare.
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