CVS seeks verification on drugs with possible abortion use

The Associated Press - July 23, 2022 8:25 am

(AP) — CVS Health is asking pharmacists in some states to verify that a few of the prescriptions they provide will not be used end a pregnancy.

A spokesman said on Thursday that the drugstore chain recently started doing this for methotrexate and misoprostol, two drugs used in medication abortions that are also used to treat other conditions such as arthritis and some long-COVID symptoms.

Spokesman Mike DeAngelis said the policy started the first week of July in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The request from the drugstore chain based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, comes after the U.S. Supreme Court last month overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion and patient privacy.

 

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