Amazon is limiting clients to a few items of emergency contraceptive drugs every week in response to a spike in demand after the Supreme Court docket ended federal abortion rights, the corporate instructed CNBC.
Different retailers are additionally limiting purchases of medicine like Plan B and Aftera — CVS and Ceremony Assist are likewise limiting clients to a few drugs per buyer. The businesses say there’s sufficient provide of the medicine however that they’re attempting to maintain them on the cabinets persistently. The medicine, usually referred to as the morning-after tablet, can stop being pregnant if taken after unprotected intercourse.
On the Amazon web site, customers can solely choose as much as a amount of three for Plan B. However as of publication, the web site reveals an possibility to pick as much as 30 items of My Selection, one other model of emergency contraceptive.
Within the aftermath of the Supreme Court docket ruling final week overturning Roe v. Wade, individuals instructed The New York Occasions that they have been stocking up on the morning after tablet. “I’m doing this as a result of now abortion gained’t be obtainable and I’m nervous that this form of contraception quickly gained’t be both,” Chrissy Bowen, who lives in Texas, instructed The New York Occasions.
These drugs have an extended shelf-life — Plan B, for instance, is sweet for 4 years if it’s saved appropriately in a cool and dry atmosphere.